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Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash on NC 53


PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Highway Patrol is investigating after one person was killed in a head-on crash this afternoon on N.C. 53, west of Bell Williams Rd. in Pender County.

Trooper B.R. Long said a Honda sedan was traveling west toward Atkinson when it ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and crossed the center line, striking a Dodge Durango.

The driver of the Honda was killed.

Each vehicle was carrying three people. Five were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries.

Troopers have not yet released the identity of the deceased.


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