LUMBERTON, N.C. — Officials say two members of a ministry helping with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts in North Carolina have been killed in a traffic crash.
The N.C. Highway Patrol told media outlets that 47-year-old Joshiah Miller and 19-year-old Kevin Koder of Hustonville, Kentucky, died when the truck they were riding in drifted off N.C. 711 in Robeson County on Tuesday.
The truck was hauling a trailer, which jackknifed and pulled the truck into a ditch. The passenger side of the truck hit a tree.
Two others in the truck were injured.
Miller and Koder were working with Christian Aid Ministries of Berlin, Ohio.
The patrol identified the driver of the truck as 34-year-old Wesley Jay Miller of Belle Center, Ohio. Miller was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle.