Driver charged in fatal pedestrian crash in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The driver of a pickup truck who struck and killed an Eastern Carolina man this past weekend has been charged.

Jacksonville police say Timothy Hall was heading north on Marine Boulevard at the Sherwood Road intersection when he hit the man who was crossing the street.

Michael Gayhart, 64, died at the scene, according to police.

The crash happened around 10:25 a.m. Saturday.

Hall was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to reduce speed. The man was released on a written promise to appear in court.