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Mother, son killed in Cumberland wreck; daughter injured

Posted June 7, 2013

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

— 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.


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  • iulai64 Jun 7, 2013

    This was my niece, and my great niece and nephew, she was a very good Mom but as someone said earlier had 10 other things to get where she was going. Our family is completely broken. thanks to you for prayers. Very sad she had so many things, new job and working on her degree in business. We need not take anything in life for granted.

  • Obamacare for life Jun 7, 2013

    More prayers going up.....RIP.

  • christinebbd Jun 7, 2013

    Prayers going up for the family. Heartbreaking news this morning.

  • affirmativediversity Jun 7, 2013

    Very sad...my thoughts to the family and friends

  • dwr1964 Jun 7, 2013

    Very sad. Unfortunately, big rigs cannot stop on a dime. Prayers for the family of those who died, and also for the driver of this truck. This person will have to live with this ordeal for the rest of his/her life. No truck driver ever wants to have this kind of thing happen. May God be with everyone involved.

  • 3TeensGrowinUp2Fast Jun 7, 2013

    Heartbreaking :(

  • buford Jun 7, 2013

    I hate when I look at the news first thing in the morning and see stories like this...very sad

  • Scubagirl Jun 7, 2013

    How horrible. Condolences to the families of the mother and children as well as the truck driver-who will undoubtedly be haunted by this for years to come.

  • lisa4 Jun 7, 2013