Man accused of DWI in wreck that killed scooter driver

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY - Police say a man is accused of driving while impaired in a wreck that killed another man on a scooter.

Melvin Sutton, 56, was driving his Ford Taurus south on Independence Street in Kinston at about 7 p.m. Sunday when his car hit a scooter head-on, according to Woody Spencer with the Kinston Department of Public Safety.

The man on the scooter, 26-year-old Jamal Williams, died at a hospital, Spencer said.

Sutton is charged with felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired, driving left of center, and resisting a public officer, said Spencer. Sutton is scheduled to be in court on Oct. 7.

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