UPDATE: Driver Charged In Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The driver of a pick up truck in a fatal wreck is now facing charges for a motorcyclist's death.

Court records show 26-year-old John Venturino is charged in Onslow County with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, and failure to yield left turn. The fatal accident on Highway 172 in Sneads Ferry Wednesday killed 47-year-old Michael Phillips.

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State troopers say charges are expected to be filed in a deadly motorcycle crash in Onslow County.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 172 in Sneads Ferry. Troopers say a pickup truck failed to yield the right of way as it turned into the Wilco Hess. The driver of the motorcycle was killed.

At this point troopers have not released the names of those involved.

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