One person dead after head-on collision in Tarboro

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – There’s new information in a head on crash that killed one woman and left another in critical condition in Tarboro.

Police say Stephen Cannon was impaired* when his truck crossed the center lane and hit an SUV.

It happened along Highway 258 near the intersection of St. James Street Extension around 7:15 Sunday night.

The SUV’s driver, 47-year-old Gina Merchant, died on scene. One of her passengers is still at Vidant Medical Center with critical injuries.

Police charged 32-year-old Cannon with felony death by motor vehicle, a DWI, and other charges. He’s booked at the Edgecombe County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Tarboro head on collision wreck

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