Couple killed in Johnston County crash
Posted November 10, 2013
Updated November 12, 2013
Johnston County, N.C. — A husband and wife were killed Sunday morning in a two-car wreck on Covered Bridge Road in Johnston County, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the wreck happened around 9:30 a.m. when Erica Stone, 18, of Smithfield, crossed the center line and collided with a car occupied by Thomas Dehlinger and Carol Dehlinger, both 64 and of Johnston County.
The Dehlingers were taken to the hospital where they later died.
Stone suffered minor injuries and was charged with reckless driving. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, investigators said.