DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WNCT) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says a Duplin County man faces felony charges after he allegedly hit and killed two pedestrians with his truck on Saturday.
According to investigators at NCSHP Troop B in Duplin County, at 8:36 p.m. Saturday on Tram Road, Jeanie Johnson Jenkins, age 44 of Mt. Olive, and Horace Wayne Pittman Jr., age 49 of Mount Olive, were struck by a vehicle and died.
Investigators say, Alfonso Santos, age 37 of Albertson, was driving his 2009 Dodge pickup when he crossed the center-line of the road and hit the two victims, who were walking along the road.
A witness called 911 to report Santos’ tag number, and Troopers arrested him a few minutes after the incident.
Santos was charged with two counts of felony hit and run, DWI, and other traffic violations.