One killed, one charged in fatal Edgecombe County wreck
Posted January 14, 2015
Pinetops, N.C. — One person was killed in a three vehicle wreck near Pinetops Tuesday evening.
Glenn Dickens of Rocky Mount was driving a Nissan Altima north on N.C. Highway 43 when he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Matthew Varnell, 39, of Rocky Mount, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. Varnell’s vehicle then veered into the path of a vehicle driven by Ashley Harrell of Macclefield, who had three children in her vehicle, ages 11, 5 and 1.
Varnell died as a result of the wreck. Others involved were injured, but none were life-threatening, troopers said.
Dickens was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed, troopers said.