Elderly woman charged in Craven County wreck that injures 2

CRAVEN COUNTY - An elderly woman has been charged in a wreck that injured her and another driver in Craven County Friday afternoon.

According to the Highway Patrol, 89-year-old Myrle Swicegood, of New Bern, has been charged with failure to yield at an intersection.

The two-vehicle wreck happened just after 3 p.m. Friday on U.S. 70 at East Fisher Avenue, between New Bern and Havelock.

(CLICK HERE: Photos of the wreck.)

Troopers said Swicegood was driving her white Cadillac east on U.S. 70, but did not yield when she made a turn across westbound lanes. A Dodge van then crashed into the passenger side of Swicegood's car, said investigators.

Troopers said the drivers of both vehicles suffered non life-threatening injuries. Swicegood was taken to Vidant Medical Center, where she was listed in fair condition, and the Dodge driver was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center.

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