Driver charged in wreck that killed man

BEAUFORT COUNTY - A driver has been charged for Beaufort County crash that killed a man, the Highway Patrol told NewsChannel 12.

According to troopers, 22-year-old Jessica Joyner, of Washington, rear-ended the truck of 77-year-old Marvin Whitehurst on Highway 264 in Beaufort County, near the Pitt County line. The accident happened at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash caused Whitehurst, of Washington, to run off the road and hit a ditch, troopers said. He died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Joyner has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, said troopers.

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