UPDATED: Trooper: Speed, Alcohol Involved In Collision

Troopers say speed and alcohol played a part in a head-on collision that injured seven people.

The Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Highway 210 between Highway 172 and Old Folkstone Rd. in Onslow County Tuesday night.

Seven people went to the hospital, including two children and a pregnant woman.

Troopers say Brandon Marvin tried to make a pass on the two-lane road but slammed head-on into a car carrying a family of four.

Marvin who was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital has now been charged with DWI and reckless driving.

James Fields was airlifted to the hospital in Wilmington. He was in the backseat of Marvin's car, and wasn't wearing a seat belt, according to the Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the family in the other car, with parents Todd Yonts, Michelle Banes and their five and three-year-old daughters, was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.

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