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Charges pending in fatal wreck on Highway 24 in Carteret County

Fatal Accident
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Published: Jul. 4, 2020 at 8:45 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 4:35 PM EDT
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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - Highway Patrol says charges are pending after one person was killed in a two-car crash on Highway 24 in Carteret County on Saturday morning.

Highway Patrol says 77-year-old Elder Jones of South Carolina was killed in the Saturday morning accident near Bogue Loop Road.

Troopers say Elder was headed East on Highway 24 when a vehicle headed West crossed the center line and hit him head on.

The driver of the other vehicle was airlifted to a Wilmington hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He’s been identified as 53-year-old Thomas Thompson of Newport.

Troopers say charges are pending.

One man is dead following a two-car crash on Highway 24 in Carteret County on Saturday morning.

According to Sgt. Alicia Elson with the State Highway Patrol, the wreck happened shortly before 8 a.m. near Bogue Loop Road.

Sgt. Elson says Thomas Thompson, 50s, was heading west when he went left of center and struck an oncoming vehicle head on.

The driver of the other vehicle was a 77-year old man. He died at the scene.

Thompson was flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Sgt. Elson told WITN that the name of the victim was not being made available as they wait to notify family.

The wreck is still under investigation.

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