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Charges pending in Harnett County wreck that injured 11

Posted November 22, 2011

— State troopers said Tuesday that they plan to charge the driver of a van carrying six people that caused a three-car wreck on N.C. Highway 55 near Angier Monday night, sending 11 people to the hospital.

Alejandro Salas, of Coats, was driving with three adult passengers, a 2-year-old child and an infant, when he approached a stopped car waiting to turn near Eason Lane. He swerved to avoid hitting the car, troopers said, but darted instead into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Chevy Impala, driven by Karen Termeer, of Fuquay-Varina.

After that crash, the van was in the road with no lights on and was struck by a Jeep, driven by Damon Davenport of Angier.

The six people in the van, three people in the Chevy and two people in the Jeep were all hospitalized, but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, troopers said.


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  • thought Nov 24, 2011

    This happened by my house- the speed limit changes from 35 to 55. People speed along here and do not go the speed limit- I have reported it many times for I have almost been been hit several times- If the police would hand out tickets between there and McDonalds Angier could buy anything they wanted to with the money they would get from speeding tickets. It is out of control how fast people drive today. I hope this person gets a hugh fine for this accident. Pay attention and slow down.

  • udaycoosay Nov 23, 2011

    He was just here doing jobs Americans won't do.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 23, 2011

    frazee : Typical of what?
    November 23, 2011 11:29 a.m.
    Go to any county web site, pull of the shrieff web site and check local arrest or lock up. Ya'll find your answer.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 23, 2011

    That's what happens when you fail to follow traffic laws... or just use common sense.
    November 23, 2011 8:43 a.m.
    Just a little correction, that's what happen, when you don't know the traffic laws....

  • freedomrings Nov 23, 2011

    I'm confused. He swerved to avoid hitting a car, does that mean the other car was making an illegal turn or that this person was simply impatient and tried to go around the turning car?

    frazee : Typical of what?

  • frazee Nov 23, 2011

    There is a person by that same name charged with no license and no insurance. Typical.

  • ElvisPresleyJr Nov 23, 2011

    Might wanna check his license to make sure he is who he says he is. Fake ID's are common these days for those who are in the business of "beating the system".

  • norainonmyparade Nov 23, 2011

    That's what happens when you fail to follow traffic laws... or just use common sense.

  • sunflowerbubbles Nov 23, 2011