WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A trucker has been charged months after a Winston-Salem crash led to a man’s death, according to Winston-Salem police.
Pearless Lee Speller III, 26, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to stop at a steady red light. He was arrested on Thursday in Bertie County. He received a $2,000 secured bond.
The crash happened on June 16, 2022, at around 7:22 a.m. Winston-Salem officers responded to the reported crash at the intersection of 27th Street and North Patterson Avenue.
Police say Pearless was driving a 2013 Mack tractor-trailer on 27th Street and failed to stop for a steady red light. The truck reportedly hit a 2016 Tao-Tao moped, ridden by 41-year-old Michael Curtis Werts, of Winston-Salem. Werts was taken to a hospital and ultimately died on Dec. 25, 2022.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the WSPD at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800, or En Espanol (336) 728-3904. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook.