NC man on phone with girlfriend who had just crashed, crashes himself, troopers say

WINTERVILLE, NC (WNCN) —  A man talking on a cell phone to his girlfriend who was just in a crash got into a wreck himself early Thursday morning in Pitt County, officials say.


The first crash involving the girlfriend happened on Highway 102 near Winterville around 12:10 a.m. according to WITN-TV.

Then, just minutes later, a man who was talking to the woman was driving on NC 903 NC Troopers said.

The man was “distracted” and ran a stop sign on NC 903 South near Frog Level Road and went barreling into a bean field.

While the man was trying to drive out of the field, he hit another an oncoming car, Troopers said.

The driver of the oncoming car was taken Vidant Medical Center with minor injuries.

The man, whose identity was not available, is being charged with  failure to yield, WITN-TV reported.

Troopers say NC 903 S was closed for short time while crews removed the cars from the road.

— WNCT-TV contributed to this report

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