Accident With 18-Wheeler Kills Beaufort County Woman

A woman is dead after a head-on collision between her car and a 18-wheeler on Highway 17 in Craven County. Troopers say 34-year-old Melissa Keech of the Beaufort County town of Pantego was traveling south on Highway 17, just south of the Beaufort County line, when the big rig crossed the center line and slammed into her vehicle head-on. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured. The Highway Patrol says charges against the driver are pending.