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Truck Crashes Head-On into Daycare Van in NC; Woman Killed in Collision

November 11, 2018

JOHNSTON COUNTY, NC. – November 7, 2018 - According to an online news report from, a truck crashed head-on into a daycare van November 6 in North Carolina, killing the woman who was driving the van and injuring several children.*

JOHNSTON COUNTY, NC. – November 7, 2018 -According to an online news report from, a truck crashed head-on into a daycare van November 6 in North Carolina, killing the woman who was driving the van and injuring several children.*

On November 6, 39-year-old Martha Darlene Peterson, of Kenly, North Carolina, was driving a daycare van for Kids Country of Clayton. Several elementary-school-aged children were on board the van. In Johnston County, North Carolina, a pickup truck crossed the centerline of a roadway and crashed head-on into the daycare van. 

Peterson died of her injuries, and some of the children were injured in the crash. The children, who have not been identified, were transported to local hospitals. Their current conditions are not known. The driver of the truck, 38-year-old Seth Charles Tracy, of Holly Springs, North Carolina, sustained minor injuries.

Johnston County police arrested Tracy and booked him into the Johnston County Jail. He has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired. He is currently being held on a $1 million secured bond.

Peterson’s aunt, Georgia Lassiter, said Peterson was “a very sweet, loving, giving person.” No additional information has been reported about the accident at this time. 

Head-on vehicle collisions represent a small number of the accidents that occur every year in the United States, but they account for a larger percentage of traffic deaths in the country. About 2 percent of all the accidents in the U.S. involve head-on collisions, but these types of accidents cause approximately 10 percent of the nation’s crash-related deaths. Because of the force and nature of these accidents, they lead to more serious injuries and more deaths than many other types of vehicle accidents. 

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