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Driver of car that flipped into Harnett creek dies

Posted December 10, 2013

Two people were pulled from a car that went off a bridge and into a creek in western Harnett County on Dec. 9, 2013. (Photo by Billy Marts)
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— The driver of a car that went off a bridge and into a creek in western Harnett County Monday afternoon has died, authorities said Tuesday.

Raheem Miller, 24, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, where he had been in critical condition after the crash.

State Highway Patrol troopers said Raheem Miller lost control of his car on Barbecue Church Road, off N.C. Highway 87 southeast of Sanford, and ran off the right side of the road. He then over-corrected and ran off the road to the left, hitting a guardrail on the bridge and flipping over into a creek, troopers said.

Passenger Gordon Harrington, 53, was treated at WakeMed in Raleigh and released.

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  • outhousecat Dec 10, 2013

    Did anybody read my comment the other day about teaching your kids how to avoid over-correcting when they run off the road?

    This is an accident that will happen over and over until people are taught how to regain control of their vehicle before trying to return to the road.

    Prayers to the family.