Two Marines on separate motorcycles die in head-on crash

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Authorities have identified two local Marines who were killed in a crash between two motorcycle this past weekend.

The crash happened Sunday around 4:30 p.m. on Old Maple Hill Road in Pender County.

Troopers say 23-year-old Brent Phelps was on one motorcycle they say was speeding and crossed the center line and hit the other motorcyclist head-on.

That second motorcycle was driven by 23-year-old Collin Cernik.

It's not known if the two Marines knew each other, but they were both assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing..