Fatal head-on collision in Havelock - WFLA News Channel 8

Fatal head-on collision in Havelock

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Highway Patrol says one man is dead and another is injured after a head-on collision in Craven County.

The Highway Patrol says police tried to stop a driver, Jeremy Banas, 41 of Newport, on Highway 70 around 7:30 Tuesday night. But Banas evaded officers, crossed the center line, and hit a pick-up truck head on.

The driver of the pick-up truck, Charles Smith, 63 of Havelock,  was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center where he was treated for injuries and released.

Banas was killed in the accident. Troopers do believe alcohol played a role in the crash.

9 On Your Side will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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