NEW INFO: Moped driver seriously injured in U.S. 70 crash

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - State troopers are investigating a serious accident this morning involving a moped.

The crash happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. on U.S. 70 West, just outside of New Bern in James City.

Troopers say both the moped and a truck were getting on the ramp for U.S. 17 toward Bridgeton when the moped driver appears to have illegally changed lanes and side-swiped the truck.

The moped driver, whose name hasn't been released, was first taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center and then airlifted to Vidant Medical Center with what appears to be serious injuries.

The Highway Patrol says no charges have been filed as their investigation is ongoing.

The highway has since reopened and we're awaiting more details from the Highway Patrol.