Hallsboro man charged in deadly crash

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Hallsboro man is charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony death by vehicle after an accident that killed a Bolton man.

According to the NC Highway Patrol accident report, Steven Hansford was driving the wrong way on US 74 around 7:00 p.m. on January 30.

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He hit a car driven by Joseph Leo Brown head on, which then caused Brown’s car to spin into another vehicle.

The coroner pronounced Brown dead at the scene.

At the time, Hansford was charged with Driving While Impaired.

Hansford is in the Columbus County jail under a $100,000 bond.