2 killed when car turns in front of truck near Greenville

2 killed when car turns in front of truck near Greenville (Image 1)

The N.C. Highway Patrol says two people are dead after the car they were in turned from an on-ramp and into the path of a pickup truck north of Greenville.

Local media outlets report a compact car with a man and woman inside pulled up next to the truck on a ramp that merges onto U.S. 264 Bypass on Friday.

The patrol said the truck driver told them when he was about 50 feet from the car, the other driver made a sharp left turn in front of him as if to make a U-turn and drove the wrong way.

Authorities say the driver of the pickup truck wasn’t injured.

The patrol identified the victims as 34-year-old Maurice Monte Johnson and 31-year-old Sophina Smallwood, both from Lewiston-Woodville in Bertie County.

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