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Guns found in wreckage at site of fatal Robeson crash

Posted November 18, 2014

A tow truck hauls away the wreckage of a car that collided head-on with a Robeson County school bus on Nov. 17, 2014. All four people inside the car were killed. (Photo by Sloane Heffernan)

— Investigators found four guns at the site of a Monday crash south of Lumberton that killed four teens.

Kadaufei Worley, 16, of Lumberton, Tylek McNair, 18, and Kashawn Leonard, 19, both of Fairmont, and Daylon Cummings, 15, of Rowland, died when the Nissan Maxima they were in collided head-on with a Robeson County Schools bus in the 2900 block of Wire Grass Road, authorities said.

The Maxima was traveling at 80 mph in a 55-mph zone at the time of the crash and was being followed by a Robeson County Sheriff's Office patrol car, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The deputy never engaged in a pursuit of the car and was only responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, a Highway Patrol spokesman said.

"This suspicious vehicle has been the subject of multiple sightings in the area of Lovette Road," Maj. Anthony Thompson of the sheriff's office said in a statement.

The force of the collision caused the car to split into three sections. Investigators found three guns in the wreckage Monday and found a fourth gun when they returned to the crash site Tuesday, Thompson said.

No students were on the school bus when the crash occurred. The school bus was headed from Fairmont High School to the bus maintenance shop for some work.

A maintenance worker, Kinyata Locklear, 36, of Maxton, was the only person aboard. He suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transferred from Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton to Duke University Hospital in Durham for treatment.


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  • jackaroe123 Nov 19, 2014

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    Why are you blaming the gun database? It's just an inanimate object. It's what some people do w/ a gun database that is wrong, but they could just as easily do something wrong with a list of cable TV subscribers or license plate information. Don't come after lawful use of gun databases just b/c some people misuse gun databases (...in 1936... in Germany). The only thing that stops a bad guy w/ a gun database is a good guy w/ a gun database.

  • Brent Young Nov 19, 2014
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    errm. it is deer season. Since we do not know what kind of guns they had in the car we cannot do anything but guess. They got into a traffic accident. The only law they broke was speeding. I guess everyone in the left lane of 540 is a criminal too.

  • btneast Nov 19, 2014

    Not one or two or three BUT FOUR guns! How do four teens - NONE OLD ENOUGH TO LEGALLY PURCHASE - all get hand guns? HOW? Sounds like you have led a fairly sheltered life.

    This is what comes from having a gun owning population that DENOUNCES registration.
    No one denounces registration, as long as the information is not used to come take said gun. When this country was founded , everyone had guns. Ever hear of The Minutemen? Guns have been part of American life from the very beginning. More of the population had guns in the past than do now.

  • frosty Nov 19, 2014

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    Or they had stolen them.

  • iopsyc Nov 19, 2014

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    Godwin's Law usually doesn't apply this early. Well done.

  • disgusted2010 Nov 19, 2014

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    Pot, meet kettle.

  • Sean Creasy Nov 19, 2014
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    A database for gun registration? Really? Are you so lost in your own thoughts that this "database" has been created before? In Germany. In 1936. See how well government control of firearms works? The guns in this case will probably be stolen or part of the batch sent out of country in the Fast and Furious scandal but who's to say. They very well could belong to one of the teen's irresponsible parents. As to your anti-gun comments some people prefer to defend themselves rather than hide under the bed and hope the police arrive before they are murdered. Obliviously you are a member of the latter group.

  • ecupir8_Hatteras Nov 19, 2014

    and in the end...that's 4 less that the law abiding citizens will not have to financially support.

  • Tom Smith Nov 19, 2014
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    there is a database. they can and will be traced. relax

  • Fredrick Bimmell Nov 19, 2014

    Appears the end result is that we have 4 less which would have survived on taxpayer money