UPDATE: Warrant Obtained Against Van Driver In Deadly Accident

Winterville police say they have obtained a warrant against the driver of a van involved in a deadly crash Wednesday.

Police tell WITN News that Maria Fernandez of Greenville will be charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Harold Yater of Washington was killed in a crash on at the intersection of Highway 11 and Davenport Farm Rd.

Police say they have been able to determine through witness statements and investigation on the scene that the van was coming south from Greenville on Highway 11 and making a left turn onto Mill St. The motorcycle was traveling north on Highway 11 through the intersection.

Police say witnesses confirmed that Yater had the green light and thus, the right-of-way. The van did not stop for the red light and hit the motorcycle. Police say the crash threw Yater 48 feet before landing on a concrete median. He was pronounced dead at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police say Fernandez refused medical treatment, but three passengers in her minivan were sent to the hospital as a precaution.

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A motorcyclist is dead after a crash Tuesday afternoon in Pitt County.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 11 and Davenport Farm Road. It involved a motorcycle and a van.

Police say the motorcycle was northbound on Highway 11 and had the green light. A van turning left onto Old Highway 11 then struck the motorcycle.

The northbound lanes of Highway 11 were closed for about 90 minutes as rescue crews treated the victims.

The cyclist was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two children in the van were also taken to the hospital to be checked out.

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