Driver charged in Craven County wreck that injures 2

CRAVEN COUNTY - A man has been charged for a wreck that injured him and a passenger in Craven County Thursday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, 66-year-old Leslie R. Kornegay, of New Bern,  is charged with reckless driving.

Troopers said Kornegay was driving his 2003 Ford Super Duty pickup truck south on Brices Creek Road at about 8:10 a.m. Thursday.

But Kornegay ran off the road to the left and hit a tree, causing his vehicle to overturn, said investigators. Kornegay and his passenger, Carlos Hernandez, were taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Brices Creek Road was closed Thursday morning, but has now been reopened.

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