Lively-duty navy members run over by truck whereas tenting at North Carolina nationwide forest | WJHL

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by: Kelci O’Donnell, Nexstar Media Wire

Posted: May 22, 2021 / 2:34 pm EDT
Updated: May 22, 2021 / 2:34 p.m. EDT

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NEW BERN, NC (WNCT) – Two active service members were seriously injured after being hit by a truck in the Croatian National Forest, North Carolina.

Just before midnight on Friday, a man and woman from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point were camping in a tent when they were hit by a truck, according to Maj. David McFadyen of the Craven County’s Sheriff’s Office.

The truck driver, an active member of the military, fled the scene. The suspect and the vehicle were later arrested by authorities at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The suspect was taken to the Craven County Sheriff’s office for further questioning.

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Both victims were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with serious injuries. Officials say they are in stable condition.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this case through the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and NCIS. Anyone with information is asked to call the Craven County sheriff’s office.

No further information is currently being published.

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