SHALLOTTE, NC (The Star News) – An Ash man is charged in a fatal wreck near Shallotte on Friday.
Efren Ramos Hernandez, 33, is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and driving without a license.
According to the State Highway Patrol, about 6:15 p.m. Friday Hernandez – driving a Volkswagen sedan — ran a stop sign from Ash Little River Road onto N.C. 130, crossing into the path a westbound Kia SUV driven by Anne Denning Myers of Ridgefield.
The impact sent the Volkswagen off the road to the left where it struck a ditch, a utility pole and a tree, said First. Sgt. M.W. King.
Leslie Arteaga, 27, a passenger in the Volkswagen was killed. Arteaga and Hernandez share an address in Ash, but their relationship was not clear.