CEDAR ISLAND — The N.C. Highway Patrol said Monday the investigation continues into a 3 a.m. Sunday wreck in this Down East community that resulted in the death of one person.
Sgt. R.G. Willis said that Jeremy Allen Fulcher, 43, of Harkers Island, was killed when a 1999 Chevy truck he was a passenger in veered to the left off West Bayshore Lane and struck a tree. Paul Landon Fulcher, 41, also of Harkers Island, was driving the truck at the time of the crash. Trooper Willis to his knowledge, the two men are not related.
The trooper said reckless driving, alcohol and drugs were contributing factors in the wreck. No one was wearing a seatbelt.
Two other passengers in the truck, Hugh Crandall Willis Jr., 25, of Gloucester, and a juvenile were treated and released from Carteret General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
No charges have been filed pending the conclusion of the investigation and follow-up consultation with 3B District Attorney Scott Thomas.
CEDAR ISLAND — The N.C. Highway Patrol reports a pickup truck accident Sunday morning left one man dead and three injured.
Trooper T.R. Morrison said the truck crashed into a tree on West Bayshore Lane at 3:11 Sunday morning and passenger Jeremy Allen Fulcher, 43, of Harkers Island, died on impact, according to a WCTI12 report.
The trooper said the driver, Paul Landon Fulcher (no relation to the victim), 41, was impaired at the time of the accident, and speed was a contributing factor.
Trooper Morrison said the driver, as well as Hugh Willis Jr., 25, and a 15-year-old female were taken to a hospital and have non life-threatening injuries. He said no one was wearing a seatbelt.
The Highway Patrol is waiting to consult with the N.C. District Attorney's Office on Monday to determine charges.