Man accused of hitting and killing crew worker to make 1st appearance

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – One man will face a judge on Monday after uthorities say he killed a crew member in a hit and run in Jacksonville.

Highway Patrol tells 9 On Your Side  it happened around 5:40 a.m. on Rocky Run Road near Old 30 road.

Troopers say Marvin Jackson, 30, was driving into maintenance area when he drifted across the white fog lines and struck one of the small maintenance poles. He’s also accused of hitting 3 workers for Onslow Grading and Paving.

Bryan McCloud, 28, and Louis Champeau, 46, were injured. Both men were taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital, then transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Jesus Morales, 57, was killed at the scene.

Jackson is accused of fleeing the scene, but was later apprehended. He’s charged with DWI, driving with a revoked license, and failure to maintain lane control. He’s also charged with the following felonies: 2 counts of serious injury with motor vehicle, felony hit and run, and felony death by vehicle.

Jackson had two passengers in his vehicle at the time of the crash. No one else in the vehicle was injured.


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