NEW INFO: Driver Will Be Cited In Highway 43 Crash

The driver of a pickup truck will be cited by state troopers after they say she cause a crash this afternoon that injured three people.

The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 102 in Calico, that's in southern Pitt County. It happened not far was a fiery crash last week that killed a New Bern man.

Troopers say Matthew Burns was southbound on Highway 43, when his car was hit broadside by a pickup that heading west on 102.

The driver of the pickup, 55-year-old Anne Burkley of Seven Springs will be charged with failure to yield right of way and driving while license revoked, according to troopers on the scene.

Three people, a passenger in the pickup truck and two people in the car, were taken to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers say after being hit by the pickup, Burns' vehicle struck an 18-wheeler that was waiting on the other side of Highway 102, and eventually hit a utility pole.

Highway 43 was closed for about a half hour while the wreck was cleared.


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A serious accident has closed down Highway 43 in Pitt County, not far from last week's fiery crash that killed one.

This accident happened at the intersection of Highway 102 near Calico. Highway 43 is closed in both directions because of the crash.

We do know there are multiple injuries and that a passenger car was struck in the driver's door by a pickup truck. That car ended up hitting a utility pole at the intersection, while there is debris from the crash on the highway.

The intersection is marked on Highway 43 with flashing yellow lights, while on Highway 102 there are flashing red lights for traffic.

Last week a New Bern man was killed in a head-on crash just north of the intersection which involved a pickup truck and a car. The driver of that pickup truck was pulled to safety just moments before it burst into flames.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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