NEW INFO: Woman Killed In Highway 70 Accident

A woman is dead after a Wednesday evening accident on Highway 70 in Craven County, according to the Highway Patrol.

Officials say Margaret Wood of New Bern died in the crash on Highway 70near Carolina Pines. She was 80 years old.

The fatal wreck happened around 4:45 p.m. Troopers say Wood was turning onto Highway 70 from Carolina Pines Blvd. but didn't yield for a pickup truck that was headed west on Highway 70. Troopers say the truck was driven by Edward Wood of Grifton. He was taken to the hospital in New Bern, and troopers say his injuries were not life-threatening.

East Care airlifted Wood to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She died several hours later.


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