A second person has died after troopers say an SUV ran over a motorcyclist in Lenoir County just after midnight Thursday.
State troopers say Jerry Jarman was killed early this morning when his motorcycle was run over by the SUV from behind.
The accident happened around 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of Highways 11 and 55, south of Kinston. Troopers say the Deep Run man was at the stoplight at Jacksons Store, and he was either stopped or just starting to get to speed when the vehicle struck him from behind. The 24-year-old man died at the scene.
Three people were in the other vehicle. They were thrown from the vehicle and taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Troopers say one of the people in the SUV died several hours later at PCMH. They are not sure whether that person was the driver or a passenger.
The Highway Patrol plans to reconstruct the accident Friday morning.