Man charged in fatal farm tractor crash on Highway 11 bonds out of jail

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The man charged in a deadly farm tractor accident on an Eastern Carolina highway is out of jail.

Carlton Jackson, 47, of Pinetown, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed following a crash on Highway 11, north of Greenville, near Futrell Robinson Road on Tuesday.

Troopers say 72-year-old Manga Wooten, of Greenville, was killed when his tractor was struck from behind by an SUV. Both vehicles were heading south on the highway.

During his first court appearance, a judge kept Jackson's bond at $1,500. He told the judge that he will represent himself in the case.

Jackson was in jail overnight, but authorities say he has since posted bond and was released from custody.

He is due back in court on June 12.



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Charges have been filed in a deadly farm tractor accident on a busy Eastern Carolina highway.

The Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Highway 11 north of Greenville near Futrell Robinson Road shortly after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers say 72-year-old Manga Wooten, of Greenville, was killed when his tractor was struck from behind by an SUV. Both vehicles were heading south on the highway.

Carlton Jackson, 47, of Pinetown, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed.

The Highway Patrol says Jackson was not injured in the crash. He was jailed on a $1,500 bond.

The southbound lanes of the divided highway were closed because of the crash, but reopened about two hours later.