LUMBERTON — A Maxton man was killed and a second person was injured when a tractor-trailer ran a stop sign and struck a pickup truck Monday.
Anthony Bryant, 50, of 11917 N.C. 130 West, Maxton, was traveling west on Deep Branch Road when his 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was hit at 3:32 p.m. by a tractor-trailer headed north. A passenger in the car, Jeannette Bryant, of the same address, suffered “disabling” injuries, according to the patrol, and was treated at Southeastern Regional Medical Center and transferred.
The tractor was driven by David Keith Shelley, 44, of Iron Station in Lincoln County, according to a report by Trooper David Raynor. Shelly, who was not injured, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
According to the report, the two vehicles collided at the intersection of Chicken and Deep Branch roads when Shelley, who was driving the posted speed limit of 45 mph, drove his vehicle through a stop sign.
Bryant was wearing a seat belt and the vehicle’s airbags did deploy, according to the report.