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3 killed in Lenoir County wreck

Posted June 1, 2008 11:57 a.m. EDT
Updated June 2, 2008 11:09 a.m. EDT

— Three people were killed when a van wrecked along U.S. Highway 258 about 13 miles south of Kinston on Saturday night.

The van carrying nine people ran off the road while traveling north on U.S. 258 South at Noble Mill Road around 10:30 p.m., said Roger Dail, the director of Lenoir County Emergency Medical Services.

The van landed on its side, and six people were ejected from the vehicle, Dail said.

Alvin Walker, 23, of Richmond, Va., David Brown, 19, of Marietta, Ga., and Shemieka Fisher, 31, of Kinston,  were pronounced dead upon arrival at Pitt Memorial Hospital, authorities said.

The driver of the van, Frank Hall Jr., 28, of Phoenix, Ariz., was charged with three counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, authorities said.

Three people who suffered major injuries were airlifted to Pitt Memorial, Dail said. One was listed in critical condition Sunday, authorities said. The other occupants of the van sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The van was traveling from Jacksonville to Greenville on business, authorities said.