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.