Authorities say 61-year-old Lonnie Hood of New Bern was killed in the accident.
The driver of the tractor trailer, 31-year-old Louis Mitchell of Vanceboro was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
A motorcyclist has been killed in an accident on a rural Pitt County road.
The crash involved a motorcycle and a tractor trailer at the intersection of Highways 43 and 102 in Calico. That's in southern Pitt County.
State troopers say the cyclist was killed and traffic is backed up on Highway 43. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m.