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NEW INFO: Funeral Planned For Maysville Teen

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Maysville teenager killed in what police say was a crash caused by a drunk driver.

Jacinta Fisher, 19, will be laid to rest Saturday. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. at St. Luke AME Zion Church, followed by a burial at White Oak Cemetery in Maysville.

Holly Ridge police say Fisher was killed in a crash Saturday night when she was hit by a drunk driver. Jacob Beitz is facing 18 charges, including motor vehicle, voluntary manslaughter and DWI.

His next court appearance is scheduled for December 19. He also has a pending DWI charge in Pender County.



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A man accused of driving drunk and killing a teenager this past weekend went before a judge this morning.

Jacob Beitz of Hamstead is facing 18 charges in Onslow County after Saturday evening's crash involving three vehicles on Highway 17.

Those charges include felony death by motor vehicle, voluntary manslaughter, DWI, careless and reckless driving, seven counts of aggravated assault, communicating threats, resist delay obstruct an officer, driving with open container, exceeding speed, aggressive driving, and driving on revoked license.

Killed was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that Holly Ridge police say Beitz plowed into at an estimated 80 to 90 miles an hour. 19-year-old Jacinta Fisher of Maysville died later at New Hanover Medical Center. The woman's seven year old brother and a six year old were injured, along with her grandmother.

Police say when officers arrived on scene Beitz attempted to get into his car and drive off, officers ended up having to taze Beitz in order to arrest him.

Beitz remains in jail and his next court date was set for December 19th. He also has a pending DWI charge in Pender County.


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Jacob Beitz is scheduled to make an appearance in court today, facing charges of DWI, felony death by motor vehicle and voluntary manslaughter. Officers say he crashed into two vehicles in Onslow County, killing one teen and injuring two children.

WITN searched court records and found Beitz is facing a separate pending charge of DWI in Pender County.

Records show Beitz remains locked up in jail this morning. Lawmen say his actions on the road Saturday evening in Onslow County led to the death of 19-year-old Jacinta Fisher of Maysville.



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A teen has died and two children are injured after a three vehicle crash on Highway 17 in Holly Ridge On Saturday. Officers say the man responsible has been charged with DWI.

Sgt. Keith Whaley with Holly Ridge police says the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Whaley says 29-year-old Jacob Bietz of Hampstead was driving an estimated 80 to 90 mph when he hit a Nissan Altima from behind. He then continued and rear-ended a SUV.

When officers arrived on scene Beitz attempted to get into his car and drive off, officers ended up having to taze Beitz in order to arrest him.

Whaley says 5 people were inside the Nissan Altima at the time of the crash. 19-year-old Jacinta Fisher of Maysville was airlifted to New Hanover Medical Center. Whaley says Fisher has died.

Two children inside that car were also injured. A 6 year old was eventually airlifted to PCMH and is now in fair condition. A 7 year old was also transported to New Hanover Medical Center and is expected to undergo surgery there.

The other two adults in the Nissan did not have serious injuries. The two people in the SUV were also not injured.

Beitz has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle, voluntary manslaughter, DWI, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, driving with an open container of alcohol, and 5 counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

He is now in the Onslow County jail under a $635,000 dollar bond.


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