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Man dies following weekend crash

Posted August 11, 2010

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— The father of a family injured in a head-on collision in Lee County over the weekend has died, officials said Wednesday.

A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Sebastian Talley crossed the center line of N.C. Highway 87 at Winstead Road on Saturday night and struck an oncoming Ford F250 pickup truck.

Wayne Fausz, 40, the driver of the pickup, died at UNC Hospitals, spokesman Tom Hughes said. He declined to say when Fausz died.

Two passengers in the pickup, Nathaniel Fausz, 15, and Autumn Fausz, 9, remain in the hospital. Nathaniel was listed in critical condition Wednesday, while Autumn was in good condition.

Natasha Fausz, 34, was taken to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford after the wreck. Her condition is unknown.

Talley, of Cameron, died at the scene. Authorities said it appears he fell asleep while driving.


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  • melissahollar Aug 18, 2010

    Talley was very careful when he drove just this one time a freak accident happened so this is to all of you who are pointing fingers there is two families suffering from this both families need the support of all of us and the prayers the trooper already stated that alcohol was not a factor so stop pointing fingers and and lets lift both families up in our prayers and check ourselves when we are driving so this doesnt happen to our loved ones.

  • bigredtruckman Aug 12, 2010

    This is so sad. I was young (10) like these kids when I lost my father to an accident, and I can tell you first hand that the pain of that lasts a lifetime.

    I pray for these children, their mother, and the family as a whole.

  • rhowerton Aug 11, 2010

    people need to make sure thet get enough sleep before getting behind a wheel & kill more people