Update: Surviving victim recovering from fatal crash

AYDEN, PITT COUNTY - The victim who survived a fatal crash in Ayden sustained a fractured rib and concussion, according to his mother.

Becky Mozingo said her son, 23-year-old Justin Mozingo, was confused when he saw her in the hospital Saturday. He had just survived a crash that took the life of his father.

According to police, Justin and his father, 57-year-old Kenneth Mozingo, were trying to turn left on highway 102 in Ayden into the Walmart Express when a man driving an SUV slammed into the back of their car.

Becky Mozingo said her husband and son were taking a trip to the store to buy some dog food. They never made it into the parking lot.

Becky went to the hospital as soon as she heard about the crash.

"[Justin] was crying, upset," Becky Mozingo said. "He was confused. Trying to understand what had happened and what was going on."

Previous: Ayden police charged a driver who allegedly hit and killed a man.

According to police, Omar Ridhi El-Shaer was driving his Ford SUV Saturday night when he rear-ended a Honda Civic on Highway 102.

Two people were in the Civic. Kenneth Earl Mozingo, 57, was pronounced dead after the accident at Vidant Medical Center. Mozingo's son was driving the car. His condition is unknown.

El-Shaer is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, careless and reckless driving and failure to reduce speed.

Previous: One person was killed in a Saturday night rear-end crash in Ayden, according to police.

It happened on Highway 102 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

A vehicle was trying to turn left into the Walmart Express when another vehicle rear-ended it, according to Police Chief Barry Stanley.

The passenger in the front car died, Stanley said.

Two other people were airlifted.

Charges will be filed, Stanley said.

Names of those involved were not released, pending family notification.

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