Duplin County, NC (February 22, 2021) – Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol have identified the two victims of a fatal accident that took place in Duplin County on Saturday. The crash occurred just after 10:00 a.m. on North Carolina Highway 11/903 near Kenansville.
According to a report from First Sergeant David Hawkins of the Highway Patrol, 75-year-old Charlotte Gross was traveling northbound in a U-Haul when she went off the road to the right. The U-Haul struck a guardrail before coming back onto the roadway, traveling left of center and colliding with a Chevy Equinox driven by 62-year-old Emiliano Yanez. Both Yanez and his passenger, 45-year-old Manuel Gonzalez, died at the accident scene. Gross was taken to Vidant Duplin Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Following an investigation, Gross was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with the accident.