WARRENSVILLE — A three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 88 Sunday, Oct. 27, left one man dead, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to Trooper Jason Brown, a 2012 Toyota truck, driven by Matthew Houck, 17, of Warrensville, was traveling east on Highway 88 when it went left of center. The vehicle hit a 2018 GMC SUV driven by Barbara Carpenter, 72, of Lansing, before hitting a motorcycle traveling the opposite direction head-on.

The motorcyclist, Oren T. Fink, 62, of Creston, died due to the collision.

Brown said Houck was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.