UPDATED: Motorcycle Crash Kills Man, Critically Injures Woman

State troopers have now released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle accident Monday in Craven County.

Troopers say James Belcher of Jacksonville was killed when his motorcycle and another vehicle collided in Highway 70.

A passenger, 46-year-old Sylvia Hicks of Hampstead, was critically injured in the accident.

Troopers tell us charges are still pending in the crash.


For the fourth time in ten days, a motorcyclist has been killed in an accident in Eastern Carolina.

Havelock officials say the crash happened on U.S. 70 near Havelock in Craven County, by Havelock Building Supply.

Troopers say the man on the motorcycle was killed and the woman riding with him was critically injured in the collision with an SUV Monday afternoon.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Charges are pending. The crash created extensive traffic tie-ups on Monday afternoon and into the evening.

Charles Poe and Wayne Whitley, Jr. died in a crash in Goldsboro last Saturday. Harold Yater was killed in a crash in Winterville last week.


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