New Information In Highway 43 Crash

State troopers have released more information on Thursday's accident that shut down Highway 43 in Pitt County Thursday.

Troopers say Joseph Monteparo is in critical condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The man's 12-year-old granddaughter, Laneisha Nolon, was in fair condition.

Anthony Robinson of Winterville was driving a SUV that troopers say crossed the center line and struck Monteparo's car.

Troopers say they are still investigating the crash and no charges have yet been filed.

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A head-on crash Thursday afternoon shut down a busy highway in Pitt County.

The accident happened on Highway 43, about a half-mile south of Chicod School.

State troopers say an SUV crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car head-on. They say rain may have been a factor in the crash.

The top of the car had to be cut off by rescue crews with the two people inside airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the SUV received only minor injuries.

Troopers say so far there have been no charges filed.

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