Havelock police release more details on series of crashes

Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 05:17 PM.

As police worked to clear that wreck, another crash happened further west on U.S. 70 between Tucker Creek and MacDonald Downs at 7:18 a.m. It involved five cars and sent two people to the hospital.

All five vehicles were travelling east in the left lane when the chain reaction crash happened.

Chelsea Nicole Flohe, 34, of New Bern, was driving a 2008 Land Rover when she stopped for traffic in front of her. Behind her was Joseph Lee Rosalez, 29, of New Bern, driving a 2012 GMC, then Kevin Lloyd Jenn, 55, of New Bern, driving a 2006 Honda, and Naomi Lynn Bearden, 36, driving a 2012 Cadillac. As the four drivers were slowing to a stop, a fifth car, a 2003 Saturn driven by Jonathan C. Doskocil, 26, of New Bern, failed to stop and struck the Bearden vehicle, Cyrus said.

“Mr. Doskocil had failed to recognize that the vehicles in front of him were slowing and stopping and he was unable to stop before striking vehicle number four in the rear, which pushed that vehicle into vehicle number three, which pushed that vehicle into vehicle two, which pushed vehicle two into vehicle number one,” Cyrus said. “It was a chain-reaction type of accident.”

Two people were taken to CarolinaEast, including a 2-year-old juvenile from the Bearden car, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Cyrus said the wreck is still under investigation and no charges have been filed yet.

While traffic was backed up for the five-car wreck, there was another wreck on U.S. 70 in the westbound lane near the entrance to the MacDonald Downs subdivision at 7:44 a.m. It involved a 2008 Chevrolet operated by Christopher Bilby, 29, of Jacksonville, and a 2010 Hyundai driven by Kevin Nkeng Alembong, 32, of New Bern, Cyrus said.

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