Moped driver killed in highway crash

ONSLOW COUNTY - A moped driver who was trying to make a left turn was killed when a driver tried to pass the moped at the same time.

Johnnie Wayne Jones Jr., of Jacksonville, died in the Friday afternoon crash.

It happened approximately 3:15 p.m. at Highway 53 in Onslow County at Edwards Road.

A Robeson County man, 36-year-old Adam Locklear, was driving the van that hit the moped as Jones was trying to turn onto Edwards Road from the highway, a trooper said.

Locklear will be charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and improper passing.

Alcohol was not involved.

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