NEW INFO: Other Driver Charged In Deadly Onslow County Crash

State troopers have charged a driver in a deadly head-on crash that happened last week in Onslow County.

Kelly Smith, who was driving one of the two pickup trucks in the crash, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving without a license, and driving left of center.

The wreck happened last Thursday on Cow Horn Road.

Killed was 53-year-old Melinda Marshburn of Richlands. She was the middle passenger in the front seat of the other pickup truck. Darrell Melton of Richlands, the driver of that pickup, and Haywood Melton of Richlands, the other passenger, were seriously injured.


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A head-on crash in Onslow County has left one woman dead and three others seriously hurt.

It happened Thursday morning on Cow Horn Road, that's outside of Richlands.

Troopers say Melinda Marshburn of Richlands was killed in the crash. They say the 53-year-old woman was the middle passenger in the front seat of one pickup truck.

Darrell Melton of Richlands, the driver of that pickup, and Haywood Melton of Richlands, the other passenger, were both flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where they are in critical condition.

Troopers say the driver of the other pickup truck, Kelly Smith of Michigan, was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.


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