2 utility workers hit by truck, 1 dead in Hampstead

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Submitted: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 3:29am
Updated: Wed, 07/01/2015 - 9:42am

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — A utility worker is dead and another injured after they were hit by a pick-up truck along US 17 in Pender County, according to Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the crash happened on US 17 near Sloop Point Road in Hampstead around 2 p.m.

Investigators say a pick-up was heading north on 17 when it hit two utility workers killing Jereme Alan Holt, 40, of Burlington. The second suffered minor injuries, Highway Patrol said.

The trooper investigating the case did not return several calls for information on the driver or the charges in the case.


  • nofaithnlaw says:

    You guys cant even get your street names right in the article…..It is Sloop Point LOOP Road. So is the rest of the article accurate!

  • doesnt matter says:

    just an update, he didn’t walk out. the driver was a 72 year old man that had just been released from the hospital due to a heart attack. He should NOT have been driving. How DARE you say the worker just walked out. This is a real article, and now a poor little 8 year old boy has to grow up without his father due to reckless driving.

  • Buddy's Girl says:

    So sad….people NEED to slow down.

  • Guest Mechanic says:

    Please reread the article and tell us where it mentions that the driver was speeding? It is possible that the workers walked out in front of the truck. Not enough information to place any blame at this time. There is also no mention of the driver being charged, so that is also a clue.

  • Guest757 says:

    It is so very sad that one man out working was killed by a wreckless driver and another hurt. The driver in the pick-up truck was all over the road.. I really hope they check for drug use and to see if he was texting while driving. He didn’t just sway once he was driving down Hwy 17 from lane to lane all the cars on hwy 17 were trying to get away from this guy.. and now an man has lost his life.

  • Guestbr549 says:

    Sir, if you did see the driver of the listed car, please contact the State Highway Patrol. This information may be valuable in their investigation. If the people of New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick knew just half the information of how many drivers are impaired by Drugs or Alcohol driving around us on any given day at any given time….we would never leave our homes unless we drove an armoured personel carrier.

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