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Windsor woman loses life

WINDSOR – A dozen people have lost their lives in fatalities in Bertie County this year.

An accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 308 claimed victim number 12.

Verna Davis Pierce, 65, of Windsor was killed when her automobile struck a vehicle that pulled into the highway on U.S. 17 (South King Street) just after 5 p.m. Monday.

According to Windsor Police Chief Rodney Hoggard, a truck operated by Robert Leroy Delph of Williamston was stopped at the intersection of 17 and 308.

“He saw an opening to his right and saw a truck turning to the left and pulled out,” Hoggard said.

Delph didn’t see Pierce’s vehicle which struck his truck in the left quarter panel.

Hoggard said an investigation showed officers the seatbelt in Pierce’s car didn’t work and she was not wearing the safety device.

She was transported to Bertie Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Delph was charged with a safe movement violation and misdemeanor death by vehicle.