NEW INFO: Three crashes, six cars involved along Highway 55 in Craven Co. amid dense fog

NEW INFO: Three crashes, six cars involved along Highway 55 in Craven Co. amid dense fog

Troopers have charged three drivers in the 7:00 a.m. crash Wednesday morning.

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Several drivers were charged after three crashes involving six cars happened in dense fog this morning.

The multi-car pile-up occurred on Highway 55 at Sand Hill Road in Craven County around 7 a.m.

The Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Timothy Guin, of Greenville, was pulling a boat with his pickup truck and was trying to make a left turn onto Highway 55 from Sand Hill Road when his truck was hit by a vehicle westbound on the main highway.

Guin was charged with failure to yield.

The next two crashes happened while they were waiting for EMS to arrive. The trooper says high speeds in foggy conditions and the cars following too close to each other caused those wrecks.

James Robinson, 72, of Bayboro, and 26-year-old Megan Trouter, of Aurora, were both charged with failure to reduce speed.

The Highway Patrol says five people were taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The WITN Weather Team had issued a First Alert Status for Wednesday morning. They say visibility dropped below 1/4 mile at times through 9:00 a.m. because of fog.

Counties affected by the dense fog advisory were Beaufort, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.

Craven County pile up

Craven County pile up

Pictures from the crash show a boat fire and emergency services on the scene. A grey Ford Mustang is pictured with damage to the back end, and a truck with a boat off a trailer is seen.

Highway Patrol says the road is not closed and should be cleared shortly.