MOREHEAD CITY — The driver of a van in a two-vehicle accident in Davis Thursday night that resulted in another driver having to be airlifted to a Greenville hospital has been charged, according to N.C. Highway Patrol R. Melby.

Bethany Styron, 16, of Davis is charged with failure to yield the right of way. She did have on a seatbelt and was not on the cell phone, as witnesses earlier reported.

Injured was Brandon Willis, 26, of Bettie. He was in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck headed east that struck the 2006 Honda Odyssey van driven by Ms. Styron. She is reported to have pulled her van out from South Harbor Drive and into the path of the truck. 



MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Highway Patrol reports one person sustained serious injuries when his pickup truck struck another vehicle in a wreck on Highway 70 east in Davis about 6:30 p.m.Thursday.
According to Trooper R. Melby, Brandon Willis, 26, was headed east on Highway 70 in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck when a 2006 Honda Odyssey van driven by a 16-year-old girl pulled out from South Harbor Drive and into the path of the truck.
According to the trooper, the driver of the van, who witnesses say was on a cell phone, was not wearing a seat belt as she attempted to turn west onto Highway 70.
"The truck struck the front corner of the van," the trooper said. "After striking the van, the truck went off the roadway and struck a ditch culvert."

Rescue personnel on scene called for EastCare Rescue Helicopter to fly Mr. Willis to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The helicopter arrived at Carteret General to make the transport. His exact condition is unknown. The teen driver was uninjured in the collision.




MOREHEAD CITY — An EastCare rescue helicopter landed Thursday evening at Carteret General Hospital to fly out the most seriously injured from an vehicle accident in Davis.

The car crash was on Highway 70 east near North Harbor Drive, according to sources.

Two ambulances were required, and it's unclear if more than one helicopter will be needed to transport patients to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Details on the accident and the number of injured are not available at this time.

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