A Rocky Mount woman has been charged in connection with the death of a 78-year-old man who was riding a motorcycle.
Lonnie Karl Edwards, 78, was killed on Nov. 25 while driving his Honda motorcycle on Hunter Hill Road. According to information released Friday by the Rocky Mount Police Department, Chelsea Hutsell, 30, of Rocky Mount was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with the accident.
Cpl. Clay Wilder said that the investigation revealed that Edwards was traveling east on the 7300 block of Hunter Hill Road on his motorcycle and Hutsell was travelling west on Hunter Hill Road in her Hyundai Veracruz SUV about 12:50 p.m. on Nov. 25.
Hutsell began to turn left onto Strawbush Road, failing to yield to Edwards’ vehicle, resulting in the crash, Wilder said.