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Victim identified in deadly overnight crash

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:55:54 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 28 2013 03:28:01 PM CST
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NEW BERN -

Charges are pending in the deadly crash that happened overnight Monday.

Investigating troopers said Melissa Dinsmore, 43, lost control, crossed a median on Highway 17 South and over corrected at around 3:40 a.m.  Dinsmore's 2002 Mercury Cougar flipped over, landing on the median.  The passenger, Craig Jessman, 38 of Greensburg, PA, was ejected and killed on scene.  He was in the process of relocating to New Bern, according to troopers.  

Dinsmore was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.  At last check, her injuries were unknown. 

Troopers said charges are pending against Dinsmore and that speed was a factor.