The driver of a car that troopers say was racing down a Duplin County highway has been charged after a deadly crash last night.
The Highway Patrol says Jamal Foushee of Burgaw was killed after the car he was in lost control and flipped. Troopers say they think the fatal accident happened when two cars were racing each other.
The Highway Patrol says the fatal accident happened on Highway 41 near Wallace in Duplin County around 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Troopers say 22-year-old Foushee was the passenger in the Saturn driven by 27-year-old Daniel Brockington of Maple Hill. The Highway Patrol says Brockington was racing against a Lexus driven by Johnny Holmes.
Brockington has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, speeding, careless reckless, driving left of center, no seat belt and spontaneous speeding competition.
Troopers say speeds during the race reached 80 miles per hour. Brockington drove off the highway to the right and hit a utility pole. His Saturn then flipped and landed on a fence. Foushee was thrown from the car. Troopers say neither Brockington nor Foushee were wearing seat belts.
Holmes faces charges of speeding, careless reckless and spontaneous speeding competition.
Troopers tell WITN the men were on their way to work at Butterball when the crash happened.