DOT worker charged in Tarboro police officer's death

Officer Charles Johnson (Courtesy: Tarboro Police Department)

April 17, 2014 12:53:55 PM PDT
The North Carolina Highway Patrol has charged a NC DOT worker in a crash that killed a Tarboro police officer.

William Allen Harrell II, 29, of Macclesfield, has been charged with left of center and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle.

The accident happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on N.C. Highway 111, shortly after the truck left a NCDOT maintenance yard on McKendree Church Road, just outside Tarboro.

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Forty-six-year-old Officer Charles Johnson died in the crash. Harrell was not hurt.

Johnson leaves behind a wife and young sons.