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Man killed in wrong-way crash on US 70 in Johnston County

Posted March 29, 2021 4:43 a.m. EDT
Updated March 30, 2021 4:49 p.m. EDT

— A pickup traveling the wrong way hit a car head-on in Johnston County early Monday, killing the car's driver.

The crash occurred before 1 a.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near Braswell Road, between Pine Level and Princeton.

The car's driver was identified as Cheston Edwards, 36, of Kinston.

Rolbin Pacheco, fatal wrong-way crash

The pickup's driver, Rolbin Pacheco, 35, of Smithfield, wasn't hurt in the crash. He was charged with driving while impaired and felony death by vehicle.

The road was closed at least three hours after the crash but opened around 4:15 a.m.

Man killed in wrong-way crash on US 70 in Pine Level

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