HAMPSTEAD — Authorities say a utility worker has died after he and a fellow worker were struck by a pickup truck on U.S. 17 in Hampstead in Pender County.
N.C. Highway Patrol troopers said the workers were standing in a right turn lane when they were hit Tuesday. They worked for a company that installs fiber optic cables and were tracking a cable line, The workers had put safety cones out.
The patrol says 40-year-old Jereme Alan Holt of Burlington was killed. The other worker did not require medical treatment.
The patrol says the driver of the truck has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and a lane violation.