UPDATE: Suspect charged in fatal crash on U.S. 17 in Pender County

Published: Aug. 26, 2021 at 1:08 PM EDT
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PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A man has been charged following a two-vehicle crash in Pender County last week that killed one person and hospitalized another.

Terry James Letchworth, 58, is charged with felony death by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter. His bond is posted at $200,000.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on August 26 on U.S. 17 North between Scotts Hill and the Hampstead area.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, Letchworth’s vehicle crossed over the median going north before colliding with another vehicle.

Following the crash, multiple lanes of U.S. 17 were closed, which caused significant backups for several hours.

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