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Harnett Central senior killed in wreck

Posted June 8, 2011
Updated June 9, 2011

— A Harnett Central High School senior was killed in a car wreck on N.C. Highway 210 in Harnett County Wednesday, a state Highway Patrol dispatcher said.

Victoria Ashleigh Allison, 17, of Angier, was scheduled to graduate on Saturday, a school spokeswoman said. She died at the scene.

Troopers said Allison ran off the road to the right, over-corrected and struck a 2003 Suzuki head-on. The driver of the Suzuki, Aracely Ramirez, 44, of Benson, was airlifted to WakeMed Hospital and was listed in serious condition Wednesday evening.

Both Allison and Ramirez were the only people in their cars. Emergency crews had to cut through metal to pull them from the wreckage, troopers said. 

Wesley Gregory's farm is across the street from the crash site, near Lipscomb Road north of Angier. He said he's never seen anything so devastating.

"Life can change in an instant," he said. "One minute, they're there and the next minute, something like that happens, and they're gone. It's just a bad situation. My heart goes out to the family."

No other information was released.


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  • pebbles262004 Jun 10, 2011

    It's a sad day in America when you can't say that you will pray for someone without someone making a smart remark. I am so sorry will this family loss of their beautiful daughter,sister,and grandchild,niece, or friend. If I ever lose a love one, I want all the prayers that I can get and I am sure that this family does also. You are in my prayers.

  • peplquitwhinin Jun 9, 2011

    radartoe and corwinsharp. you are so right about that. My wife hit a pothole on Neills Creek Road (which for others is the road the high school is actually on) and the pothole was so severe is blew out the tire and she had to swerve into the ditch because it was in the morning and during the school traffic and not to hit the ditch could have meant hitting a student. They finally paved that road this past year, and about five or ten years too late. Road conditions could very well be a factor. Regardless it is a terrible loss for a family, school, and community

  • corwinsharp Jun 9, 2011

    All this talk about the young texting and driving is also very bothersome it is not limited to teenager's. I've seen middle aged men behind the wheel of gravel trucks and big rigs texting on 2 lane roads at 55 miles per hour.

  • corwinsharp Jun 9, 2011

    I was turned around by this accident on the way home from work. I can attest that on either side of this road right where the accident took place there are huge ruts on the shoulder directly next to the pavement. They are extremely dangerous. It surprises me that there are not more accidents in this same exact spot. What a terrible accident, My condolences to the family and friend's of both individuals involved. Harnett county should quit wasting money where its not needed and fix problems like this.

  • blizzard123456s Jun 9, 2011

    for those saying that she was on the phone or speeding read this story. http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/jun/09/accident-kills-harnett-co-high-school-student-days-ar-1106262/

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 9, 2011

    I've seen road condition here in Harnett Co. that no matter how a good a driver you are, if you slip off the road for whatever reason, you better hang tight, because it will either throw you or bust a tire. My daughter hit of these terrors and flip the car, the next day the road way was patch, the gully was filled in and paved over by a patch two feet wide. I know I'm not the only ones who see these on our roadways, even the cops know about, but getting reported and fix is another matter.

  • edith wharton Jun 9, 2011

    sorry, got cut off. Meant to say, the less experienced the driver the more likely it is the accident will be serious. Trubydewald made similar comment and I couldn't agree more. It's especially unfortunate another driver was involved and injured. This poor young woman did not have a chance to learn from her mistake; hopefully, we will all warn our young drivers to not take the call, not check the text, not consult the GPS, etc. We should all make efforts not to be distracted drivers!

  • edith wharton Jun 9, 2011

    Let me preface this comment by saying I have two teenaged driver daughters, 16 and just-barely 18. One is a senior graduating Saturday, as this poor young woman was supposed to. This young person was driving northeast on Hwy 210 at 2:45 pm, so the sun was not in her eyes. She was out of the "town" area and heading out into a more sparsely populated area. I think it's fair to say she was distracted by...something. That could have been a phone call, an incoming text, waving to a friend in another car or anything at all. Kids are highly distractable at this age and stage of life. One of the girls in my GS troop (almost 17 at the time) missed a community service project one Saturday because she glanced over at her dash-mounted GPS to check directions, ran off the road and went down an enbankment. Thank God she was fine, but her parents' car was totaled. These sorts of accidents happen all the time to distracted drivers. The reality is, the less experienced the driver, the more likely the i

  • trubydewald Jun 9, 2011

    A few years ago a friend who was mid-20's did exactly the same thing in her Cobalt & was hit by an oncoming Ford Explorer, & died. She had been texting just before it happened. Experience? Distractions? Both possible factors for the 17 yr old you all are discussing. There are a lot of accidents around here in which the driver went off the right side, yanked the wheel back towards the road, & wrecked. When my kids were learning how to drive I had them run off the road so they could "feel" it and drilled into them NOT to yank the wheel, but to brake instead until they could safely pull back onto the road. Better to hit a mailbox than to "over-correct" & have a deadly wreck. They also all had their permits for 2-3 years, with me riding shotgun, before I let them have their license. So far so good and they have all safely made it into their 20's, but I still pray for God to watch over them, because no matter how much you prepare them, "stuff" happens. God be with the families of all the yo

  • tarheelbaby99 Jun 9, 2011

    Keeping HCHS Class of 2011 in our thoughts and prayers. They began the year with the loss of a classmate due to drowning and they end the year with a classmate dying in a wreck. Stay strong seniors!