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Authorities: Speed a factor in fatal Moore County wreck

Posted September 14, 2014

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— Investigators believe a man killed in a single vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon was driving in excess of 75 mph when he crashed on U.S. Highway 1 outside Pinebluff.

Garry Hart Hailey, 53, of Woodland Way in Pinebluff, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was driving with a revoked license, the state Highway Patrol said.

Hailey's sister, Jennifer Hailey, 52, was flown by helicopter to a hospital. A third person in the vehicle was not hurt.

The wreck happened when the vehicle over-corrected and struck trees on the opposite side of the road, investigators said.

Authorities have not said what caused Garry Hailey to lose control of his vehicle.


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  • jwsawyer Sep 15, 2014

    Speeders are everywhere. Seems like no one can just sit back and drive at or below the speed limit. Breath in and enjoy life.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Sep 15, 2014

    Speeders may not want to hear this, but we currently have the technology to restrict the speeds of cars.

    GPS gives us location & local max speeds and most (all?) new cars are electronically controlled. Just combine them. Write it all in a log file that's uploaded real-time or at each annual safety inspection.

    There could be an emergency over-ride, but it could turn on the emergency flashers, the horn or some other, tamperproof, indicator.