Havelock woman charged in morning crash on N.C. 101

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 04:57 PM.

A Havelock woman has been charged in connection with a crash that left her and three others injured, and caused major delays on N.C. 101 Monday morning.

Tina Johnson, 63, of Havelock, was charged with failure to yield the right of way, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Johnson, driving a 1993 Buick, was attempting to turn left from N.C. 101 East into a private drive when she pulled into the path and struck a westbound 1998 Volvo driven by Jullie Wertz, 49, of Havelock, according to the highway patrol.

The collision caused Wertz, who was traveling west, to strike a 2012 Chevrolet truck driven by Milford Mounce, 66, of New Bern, who had been heading east and had been following Johnson’s vehicle.

The wreck happened at 6:02 a.m. about one mile from the Havelock city limits near Cahoogue Creek Road

There were four people in Johnson’s car and all were taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, according to the highway patrol. The passengers, Roy Johnson Sr., 66, Roy Johnson Jr., 43, and Kelly Sullivan, 47, all of Havelock, were transported by Havelock and Cherry Point rescue units but apparently were not admitted to the hospital. Tina Johnson was treated and released.

The wreck caused traffic to back up aon N.C. 101 all the way into Havelock and east past Ferry Road. The Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department needed about 40 minutes to help the injured and clear the scene, but some drivers reported traffic backups that lasted about two hours.

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