Troopers: Moped Rider Killed In Wreck Outside Of Pinetops

The Highway Patrol says that a moped rider is dead following a wreck with a truck.

Officials say that it happened Saturday afternoon on Highway 258 around 2.8 miles east of Pinetops in Edgecombe County.

According to troopers, 56-year-old Bruce Lewis, the rider of the moped, was about to turn into the driveway of his home when he was struck from behind by a truck. Officials say that the driver of the truck, 69-year-old Robert Wells of Tarboro, wasn’t paying attention and failed to reduce speed resulting in the wreck.

Troopers say that Wells has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed.