Troopers: Woman Killed, Deputy Injured In Crash

Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Craven county where a Bridgeton woman was killed after the van she was in was struck by a sheriff deputy.

According to troopers 48-year-old Mildred Worley was driving a 16 passenger van early Saturday morning. Troopers say she dropped off clients in Havelock and was heading back to New Bern on Highway 70.

Troopers say Worley was parked in the van in the left hand lane of US 70 located east of James City. They say her lights were off.

Troopers say around 4:15 a.m. a sheriff deputy responding to a call struck the van. The van then veered off the road, flipped several times, and Worley was ejected.

Worley was killed in the crash; the deputy was injured and taken to the hospital.

Troopers are still investigating. They plan to recreate the scene.

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