The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that a yield violation is likely to have been the cause of a two-vehicle accident on August 28 in which two teenagers died and six others suffered personal injuries in Carteret County.
On the day of the accident, 18-year-old Bahama resident Miles Moorman was southbound in a 1999 Honda passenger vehicle on Harkers Island Road, approximately 10 miles east of Beaufort, when he attempted to turn left at a “Y” intersection with Straits Road. A 1998 Chevrolet SUV driven by Beaufort resident Christopher Yeomans collided with the Honda.
Moorman and his front seat passenger, 18-year-old Durham resident Brantley Pearce, died in the accident. His back seat passenger, 18-year-old Durham resident Kristen Michelle Terry and 17-year-old Durham resident Kimberly Ann Frey, sustained severe injuries and received transport to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. As of August 30, they were listed in good condition.
Also in Yeomans’ vehicle were his wife, Kathy Yeomans, his daughter, 14-year-old Caroline Yeomans, and 14-year-old Jaden Fulcher. They all received transport to Carteret General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. According to several reports, Kathy Yeomans suffered two broken legs.
The NCHP said that the cause was likely to have been Moorman failing to yield the right of way. Speed and alcohol are not considered to have been factors.