Two Marines Involved In Vehicle Crash In Craven County

Officials responded to an accident where Highway 17 and Highway 43 intersect in Craven County.

The Highway Patrol says, around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Lasha Otiuridze got confused with the intersection and stopped. Another driver, Chaundra Oran, crashed into the back of Otiuridze's vehicle. Troopers say Oran was hanging up her phone, looked up and saw brake lights, but was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of her.

Oran was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Otiuridze is a Marine at Cherry Point. Oran is also a Marine.

Troopers tell WITN charges are pending


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