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Dunn man, 20, killed in head-on collision

Posted December 19, 2010

— A 20-year-old Dunn man died in a head-on collision south of Coats in Harnett County Saturday morning, state troopers said.

A Toyota sedan driven by Larry Surles on N.C. Highway 55 East, near Erwin Chapel Road, crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road, troopers said. Surles over-corrected, causing his car to hit an oncoming Suzuki sedan.

Surles died of his injuries at the scene.

Troopers said the Suzuki driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver's mother identified her as Amber Hicks, 18, of Coats, and said she broke one leg. She was in fair condition at WakeMed Sunday.

Troopers said that Surles was at fault in the wreck, so no charges will be filed. It's unknown why he crossed the center line.


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  • bjtyndall Dec 20, 2010

    I have gotten the chance to know him for only about 2 weeks, but he was a very bice well mannered young man. I was very shocked to find out this morning at work about this very tragic lost. To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you, he will be greatly missed. RIP LARRY..

  • Blessed and Highly Favored Dec 20, 2010

    May God be with him and his family. Prayers go up for both ppl involved.

  • rebecca7 Dec 20, 2010

    Prayers for his family. Although this is tragic no matter what time of year, it's especially painful right at Christmas.

  • jsc1990 Dec 20, 2010

    Sending prayers to his family.

  • lawdogzwife Dec 20, 2010

    Did you read the article?

  • Johnston1980 Dec 20, 2010

    cause he died .....

  • willp728 Dec 20, 2010

    Dunn man, 20, killed in head-on collision

  • nurseangel28328 Dec 20, 2010

    if he is at fault, then why no charges???