On the night of August 28, two teenagers from Durham County were killed and two others suffered serious personal injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Carteret County.


According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Bahama resident Miles Moorman and 18-year-old Durham resident Brantley Scott Pearce died in the accident, which took place at the intersection of Straits and Harkers Island roads.


Trooper Gene Johnson reported that at around 8:30 p.m., Moorman turned his 1999 Honda Accord into the path of a 1998 Chevrolet SUV that was towing an approximately 18-foot-long boat. Two 17-year-old girls in the back seat of Honda, Durham residents Kristen Michelle Terry and Kimberly Ann Frey, sustained serious injuries and received air transport to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.


The driver of the SUV, 45-year-old Christopher Yeomans, who is the principal at Smyrna Elementary School in Carteret County, and his daughter, 14-year-old Caroline Yeomans, were released from Carteret General Hospital after undergoing treatment. Yeoman’s wife, 49-year-old Kathy Yeomans, sustained two broken legs and received transport to Pitt Memorial. Johnson also said that 14-year-old Stacy resident Jaden Fulcher was injured in the accident and was admitted to Carteret General with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.


Otway Fire Chief Chris Brock said that he’s seen multiple accidents at the intersection in his eight years as chief. However, he said that this was the first one with fatalities.

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