UPDATE: Victim ID'ed, truck driver charged in fatal runaway trailer crash

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Police have identified the woman who was killed in a fatal crash after a trailer detached from a pick-up truck Wednesday afternoon.

Jacksonville police say Regina Croft, 46, was driving on Country Club Road when she was hit by a utility trailer before her car slammed into a tree. She died at the scene.

Craig Priest, 60, from Jacksonville, was the driver of the pick-up truck. He was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, improper towing/ failure to use safety chains and reckless driving to endanger. His bond was set at $20,000.

The crash remains under investigation.



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One person is dead after police say a runaway trailer struck another vehicle this afternoon.

Jacksonville police say the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Country Club Road.

Lt. Sean Magill says the trailer detached from a pick-up truck and then collided with a Jeep, killing that driver.

Magill said the trailer did have safety chains.

Names of those involved have not yet been released and Magill said this was the first fatal accident in the city in 23 months.