Linden, N.C. — A mother and her young son were killed and two of her other children were injured Thursday afternoon when the van they were traveling in collided with a tractor-trailer in Linden, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the crash happened at 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 401 and East Reeves Bridge Road.
Sara Carrano, 31, of Fayetteville, was driving west on East Reeves Bridge Road when troopers said she failed to yield while turning left onto U.S. 401. The van was hit by the rig, which was traveling north.
Carrano and her 11-year-old son, Kavauntay Carrano, were killed, troopers said. Her other two children were injured. Her 9-year-old daughter, Karismah Carrano, was gravely hurt and was taken to UNC Hospitals. Her 8-year-old son, Thomas Hinton, was not seriously hurt.
Troopers said the tractor-trailer driver was not speeding and all those involved were wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor.