Man killed while riding moped in Lenoir County; driver charged

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The NC State Highway Patrol said a moped rider is dead and a vehicle driver faces charges after a hit and run accident that happened Tuesday in Lenoir County.

According to troopers, Jacob Powell was traveling south on NC 11, seven miles south of Kinston when he was hit from behind by a van Tuesday night.

Powell was ejected from the moped and pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the driver of the van left the scene of the accident.

She’s been identified as Lawanda McIver.

McIver is charged with felony death by vehicle and hit and run.

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