81 Year Old Killed In Fatal Wreck

A fatal accident Sunday night claimed the life of 81-year-old Juanita Bright of Chocowinity.

Troopers say the fatal accident happened right around 9 p.m. Sunday night on Highway 17 between Chocowinity and Washington. The location of the
wreck in the trooper's report is .2 miles north of Whichards Beach Rd. on Highway 17. Sgt. Crumpler says a car driven by Bright was traveling north on the highway, when she crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming car.

An 18-year-old girl from Washington was driving the car that Bright's crashed into. She was taken to Beaufort County Medical Center, with non-life threatening injuries, according to troopers.

No charges are expected to be filed in the crash.

Sgt. Kevin Respess of the Highway Patrol says it's not clear why Bright drove into oncoming traffic, but it will be investigated.

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