PAMLICO COUNTY - Three people, including a Cherry Point Marine, were ejected from a Ford Mustang Sunday afternoon when the muscle car rolled on a rural Pamlico County road.
Four people were in the car for the afternoon cruise: two 21-year-old men, a 21-year-old woman, and a 17-year-old girl, the investigating trooper said.
Only one of them was wearing a seat belt; everyone who was not belted was pitched from the Mustang after it ran off Kershaw Road, near Oriental, at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The driver and owner of the car, 21-year-old Tevin Meda, will be charged with reckless driving.
The Cherry Point Marine was airlifted from the scene, but is expected to survive.
Speed was a factor; alcohol was not, the trooper said.
Everyone's injuries are considered not life-threatening, the trooper said.
Something in the roadway might have caused Meda to run off the road, which led to the Mustang repeatedly rolling through the ditch, the trooper said.