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Mother of 2 dies in Moore County crash

Posted July 22
Updated July 23

Photo courtesy of The Aberdeen Times

— A woman died Saturday in a single-car wreck near the Lee County line.

Around 10:30 p.m., officials responded to the crash in the 6100 block of South Plank Road.

At the scene, they located the victim at the bottom of an embankment approximately 50 feet from the overturned vehicle. Officials said the woman, identified as Savannah Saunders, age 34, died at the scene. Saunders was a mother to two children and lived in Vass, officials said.

The Nissan Maxima sedan involved in the crash was overturned in the middle of South Plank Road, blocking traffic in both directions and causing the road to be closed for more than two hours while the fatal wreck was investigated.

According to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, speed was one of the factors that contributed to the wreck, which happened in a sharp curve.

The crash remains under investigation.


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  • Patrick Gentry Jul 24, 2:39 a.m.
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    What you mean those signs with numbers and the words SPEED LIMIT aren't just some source of revenue for local and state governments!! 0.0

    This should be classified as a suicide, because anyone driving that recklessly is either mentally challenged or wanted to die.

    At least this Darwin Award Recipient didn't cause anyone else to suffer the same fate she did, that's unfortunately not common.

  • Rhonda Arthur Jul 23, 10:54 a.m.
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    . And not driving ridiculously fast. May God comfort the family

  • Kenneth Garrett Jul 23, 10:10 a.m.
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