New Info: Fatal Accident On Road To OBX

One person is dead after their car ran into the back of a septic tank truck on U.S. 64 East in Tyrrell County just before the Alligator River Drawbridge into Dare County.

NC Highway Patrol says the driver, 47-year-old Maralyn Pledger of Columbia, was headed west when the crash occured. She was the only one in the car.

Troopers say 39-year-old Timothy Howlett of Columbia was driving the truck.

Troopers are still investigating and charges are pending. They say they have called out a reconstruction team.

The crash shutdown traffic on the stretch of roadway Friday night, but it has since been reopened.

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