Southport man killed in weekend wreck, driver charged with his death

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

SOUTHPORT—A Southport man was killed late Saturday when he was struck by an on-coming vehicle on N.C. 133.

Just before 10 p.m., Arthur Bentley Hart, 42, of Southport was driving south on N.C. 133 just north of Southport when Omar Perez, driving in the opposite direction, veered into Hart’s lane and struck him.

According to C.C. Albritton of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Perez was driving about 55 mph when he traveled left of center and collided with Hart.

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