TAR HEEL — A Bladen County woman was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident that also injured five others on N.C. 20 near Purdie-Hall Road in Tar Heel.
Tywand McKoy, 37, of Elizabethtown was a passenger in a Dodge van being driven by Levon Johnson, 26, also of Elizabethtown, when Johnson attempted to pass a tractor-trailer in a no-passing zone.
According to a report by the N.C. State Highway patrol, the tractor-trailer started to turn left and the van collided with it. The collision flipped the van over and McKoy was ejected. She was declared dead at the scene.
Johnson, who was among the five people injured in the wreck, is now facing numerous traffic charges, including misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.