Woman, Daughter Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash in Lillington, North Carolina
LILLINGTON, NC. – According to an online news report published by charlotteobserver.com, a woman and daughter were killed in a tractor-trailer crash in Lillington, North Carolina. In addition, another child, the twin sister of the child who died, was seriously injured in the wreck, according to the news report.*
The report from The Charlotte Observer does not specify a time the accident occurred. Authorities state that an SUV was traveling on U.S. Highway 421 in Lillington and somehow crossed over the centerline of the roadway. The make and model of the SUV were not included in the report.
After crossing over the centerline, the SUV entered the path of oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. It is not clear from the report which direction each of the vehicles had been traveling prior to the crash. Investigators have not yet determined what caused the driver of the SUV to leave her lane of travel.
The Charlotte Observer reports that the driver of the SUV and a juvenile passenger in the SUV were killed in the collision. The driver was identified as a 46-year-old woman from Harnett County, North Carolina. The juvenile victim was the driver’s 11-year-old daughter. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news report.
The Charlotte Observer further reports that a second juvenile passenger from the SUV was seriously injured and taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. This child was identified as the other daughter of the driver and the twin sister of the child who died.
The report does not say whether the driver of the tractor-trailer was injured. North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.
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