Elizabeth Gray Goodman, 17, was pronounced dead on the scene by Bladen County Coroner Hubert Kinlaw. The crash occurred at 3 p.m. on U.S. 701, just south of the intersection with N.C. 210.
According to a report by Trooper P.M. Sanders, Goodman pulled out of a driveway into the path of a pickup truck driven by Donald Horton Williams of Clinton. Williams could not stop in time to avoid the collision, Sanders said. The truck was traveling around 55 miles per hour.
The moped came to rest on the shoulder of the northbound lane of U.S. 701. Williams' truck stopped off the side of the road a short distance away. A highway sign was destroyed when he tried to avoid the collision.
Goodman lived at 201 Oliver Lane, Garland. Her Malaguti moped was demolished. Williams' 1997 Chevrolet truck sustained $3,000 in damages.
Williams and his son, also named Donald, were not injured.
Sanders said no charges will be filed.
Bladen County EMS, along with volunteer firefighters from Station 64 Hickory Grove and Garland, and Bladen County Sheriff's deputies, responded to the crash. A number of passersby tried to aid Goodman, including an off-duty canine officer from the N.C. Dept. of Corrections.
Goodman was the fifth person to die on Bladen County highways this year, and the second in less than a week. The last fatality occurred Sept. 16, when a Bladenboro area woman died after her car was hit head-on N.C. 131 near Tar Heel.