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Failure to Yield Results in Injuries to Joanie Locklear and Others in NC Collision

A woman turned into the path of a vehicle driven by Joanie Locklear of New London, NC on Tuesday night causing a very serious collision which resulted in numerous injuries.  The wreck happened at the intersection of NC Highway 109 and Old US Highway 64.

The woman who turned across Ms. Locklear’s path has been charged with a failure to yield.  In addition to Ms. Locklear, other injured victims include Benson Wilkins, Wanda Wilkins, and Akaiyan Hunt.

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Steven Richardson Killed in New Bern, NC Crash With Uninsured Driver

A young man named Steven Richardson was tragically killed on Sunday in a crash involving an uninsured driver.  The wreck happened on US Highway 17 when the driver of the vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree. Mr. Richardson, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was trapped but later extricated by emergency responders.  After being airlifted to Vidant Medical Center, he passed away from his injuries.  Mr. Richardson was 22 years old and from New Bern.

The uninsured driver was also injured but survived the wreck.  The driver faces numerous charges including driving without insurance.

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West Virginia Couple Killed in NC Tractor-Trailer Crash

A couple from West Virginia were tragically killed on Thursday when a tractor-trailer drove into the back of their pickup truck.  The Stovers had stopped for traffic on Interstate 77 in Yadkin County, North Carolina when a YRC rig pulling two trailers failed to slow down.

According to comments from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the driver of the YRC rig never hit the brakes before hitting the Stovers and the Stovers were killed on impact.  At this point, it is not clear whether the driver of the YRC rig was distracted as he approached the traffic.

Information regarding this accident indicates that the Stovers had stopped due to construction and that work crews were starting to put out cones in preparation for the road work.  The NCDOT and the Manual For Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) have very specific rules regarding the warnings necessary for interstate lane closures.  In this case, it is unclear whether the warnings were appropriate and whether that contributed to this crash.

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Lumberton NC Logging Truck Crash Kills Stephanie Smith and Injures Three Children

A very tragic crash in Lumberton, North Carolina has resulted in the death of a woman named Stephanie Smith and serious injuries to three children and one other adult.  The wreck happened around 6:49 pm at the intersection of Collins Road and Broadridge Road.  According to available information, an empty tractor-trailer logging truck failed to stop at the stop sign for the intersection and hit a pickup truck carrying Ms. Smith and the children and other adult.

Th three children in the pickup were very seriously injured and transported to various regional trauma centers.  The other adult in the pickup was taken to the UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill.  Ms. Smith was 34 years old.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers indicate that charges are pending against the logging truck driver.  At this point, it is not known whether the driver of the logging truck was distracted or using a cell phone.  Although, crashes such as this are frequently caused by distracted drivers.  Hopefully, the State Highway Patrol has confiscated the driver’s phone to determine if this played a role in the crash.

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