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Driver dead, girl, 13, seriously injured in Selma wreck

Posted May 18, 2009

— A three-vehicle wreck on N.C. Highway 42 Saturday night killed a driver and left a 13-year-old girl in critical condition, state troopers said.

A Mazda, Lincoln Town Car and pick-up truck were involved in the wreck at 8591 N.C. 42, in front of Mary Atkinson Girl Scout Camp, around 10:40 p.m., troopers said.

The driver of the Mazda, whose identity has not been released, died.

Three of the four occupants of the Lincoln Town Car – a mother, father and 13-year-old and 19-year-old daughters – were injured. Troopers said the 13-year-old girl was hospitalized at WakeMed in Raleigh early Monday. The other two injured families members were treated and released.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

Troopers have not released more details about the wreck and continue to investigate.


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  • QBD May 19, 2009

    I hope they update the story soon, I understand that the driver of the pickup truck was under the influence of alcohol. The death of the driver of the mazda is horrible...so sad for their family, that is the second son they have lost in 6 months. Unimaginable grief for the family.

  • mrh2008 May 18, 2009

    im not sure what happened but i knew the guy that died in the mazda...he was a friend of mine....its so sad im going to miss him alot

  • beachbum1 May 18, 2009

    So sad, I'm not surprised the Mazda may have taken the worst hit and the Town car and Pickup are bigger.