Driver killed in Whiteville wreck identified

Driver killed in Whiteville wreck identified
Drivers cut from vehicle after Saturday crash in Whiteville. (Source: wwny)

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - Officials have charged a Whiteville woman following a deadly wreck in Columbus County over the weekend.

According to the Whiteville Police Department (WPD), officers responded to a two-car collision on Highway 701 near Talbot Street around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Members of the Whiteville Fire Department had to extricate the drivers of both vehicles, which had sustained extensive damage.

Charlene Dew, 55, of Chadbourn, was killed as a result of her injuries, an official with the WPD confirmed on Monday.

The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash, 29-year-old Pamela Denise Wilson, of Whiteville, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Wilson remains in the hospital in critical condition, according to an official with the WPD.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

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