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Fayetteville woman dies after wreck

Posted November 21, 2011

— A pregnant woman injured in a five-car wreck Friday morning in Fayetteville has died, police said Monday.

Regina Laffea, 39, of Seabiscuit Road in Raeford, ran a red light at the intersection of Raeford and Skibo roads, and her 2001 Hyundai hit a 2009 Toyota that was turning right onto Raeford Road, police said.

The Hyundai then hit three other vehicles waiting at the light to turn left onto Raeford Road before overturning, police said.

Laffea, who was seven months pregnant, died late Friday from her injuries. Her unborn child also died.

Her 9-year-old son, who was riding in the Hyundai, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. His condition was unknown Monday.


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  • pipcolt Nov 21, 2011

    Could a red light camera have prevented this from happening? More then likely no. Could a delay in lights changing red on one side and then turning green 30 seconds later or longer on the other light could have stopped this from happening more then likely yes.
    This is something that DOT and law makers need to look at very closely. Just those few moments of delay could have saved a life.

    praying for the family.

  • KiaMom Nov 21, 2011

    With a impact like that one WRAL readers, there is NO way that baby could have survived. I'm shocked that the 9 year old is stable..but God has everything in his hands. So sad that her life ended early for running a stoplight. But like the last person said, we see it everyday in Fayetteville.

  • africanqueen Nov 21, 2011

    so sad...praying for the family...

  • wildcat Nov 21, 2011

    Continue to pray for this family and friends.

  • Legally Here Nov 21, 2011

    very sad

  • rayne0524 Nov 21, 2011

    This is so sad, I really wish they could have saved her baby even if they couldn't save her.

    Thoughts & prayers going out to her family.

  • Statick Nov 21, 2011

    Aw, man. They couldn't save the baby.


  • lorawatson Nov 21, 2011

    Praying for the family.