State troopers said a 60-year-old woman was killed Thursday morning in Johnston County after a jeep and pickup truck collided.
The victim, Vivian Ann Staples, was a passenger in the front seat of a white Jeep Wrangler that collided with a white Ford F150 truck. Staples was ejected from the jeep as a consequence of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, Lt. Jeff Gordon, a State Highway Patrol spokesman, said Thursday night.
Emergency workers transported the driver of the Jeep Wrangler, Barrett Ambrose Staples, 74, to Johnston Medical Hospital in Smithfield, Gordon reported.
The Highway Patrol did not disclose Barrett Staples’ medical condition, or his relationship to Vivian Staples.
The driver of the Ford F150, William Clay Clinard III, 44, was not injured, the spokesman reported.
State troopers were dispatched just after 7:30 a.m. to N.C. 42 at U.S. 70.
When the troopers arrived, they found a white Jeep Wrangler and a white Ford F150 that had both came to a rest along the westbound shoulder of the highway after the crash, Gordon reported.
State troopers determined that the Wrangler Jeep was attempting to make a left turn and entered the path of the F150. The Jeep was struck on the right passenger side, and Staples was ejected from the vehicle, Gordon reported.
State troopers will consult with the district attorney’s office to determine whether charges will be filed, Gordon reported.