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Driver charged after pickup truck ends up in Pitt County creek

Driver charged after pickup truck ends up in Pitt County creek
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 9:22 AM EST
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The driver of a pickup truck has been charged after his vehicle ended up in the Contentnea Creek Tuesday night.

The Highway Patrol has cited Robert Hill, Jr., of Hookerton, with a seat belt violation and failure to maintain lane control.

The single-vehicle crash happened on Highway 11 South near the Lenoir County line around 5:45 p.m.

Troopers say the truck was heading south, ran off the right side of the highway, hit a tree, and went into the creek.

The 55-year-old Hill was not injured in the crash that slowed traffic as rescue crews blocked one lane of the highway.

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