Names released in Highway 33 head-on crash

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:08 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 5:36 PM EDT
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Troopers say they are continuing to investigate what caused a head-on crash Monday outside of Chocowinity.

It happened around 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 33 and Charles Place, just west of Chocowinity.

The accident involved a pickup truck and a car, both of which had heavy front-end damage. The pickup truck rolled over in the crash.

Troopers say Frank Fazzino, 42, of Chocowinity, was driving the car in the crash. He remains at Vidant Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, 24-year-old Ramses Vargas, of Washington, was not injured.

The busy highway was shut down for about 90 minutes.

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