Dump truck driver charged in U.S. 264 fatal accident

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A Beaufort County trucker has been charged after a deadly accident this morning.

The Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 6:00 a.m. on U.S. 264 near Waters Road, east of Washington.

Killed was Gregory Hinnant of Kenly. Troopers say he was heading east when an oncoming dump truck crossed the center line and hit the man's SUV. A third vehicle, also traveling east, hit the dump truck as well.

The dump truck driver, Jeffrey Manning of Pantego, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Troopers say passengers in the SUV and the other vehicle also received non-life threatening injuries.