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Troopers: Driver 'turns around' after fatal moped crash in Warren County

Posted May 14, 2018 5:20 a.m. EDT

— A man died Sunday evening following a moped crash in Warren County.

According to officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a car was traveling east on the U.S. Highway 158 bypass at 9:30 p.m. near Warren Plains Road when it ran into the back of a moped that was driving in the same direction. Lee Benjamin Hargrove, 53, was ejected from the moped and died at the scene.

Officials said the driver of the car, 24-year-old Randy Conner West, fled from the scene at first but came back later.

The crash is under investigating and the charges are still pending.