Troopers said two vehicles crashed near the Northampton-Halifax County line, causing a sports utility vehicle to flip four times. Pearl Richardson, of South Carolina, died in the accident. She was a passenger in the SUV. Five other people in the SUV were hurt. The other driver kept going.
Authorities found the other driver's vehicle behind a house in Roanoke Rapids. Soon after that, they caught up with the driver, Nikite Gray of Virginia. He faces a number of charges, including manslaughter and DWI.
Traffic was rerouted around the scene near mile marker 176 before the interstate reopened around 5 p.m.
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