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5 Dead, 3 Hurt in I-95 Crash

Posted May 13, 2000

— Three children are recovering from a crash that killed five adults Sunday on Interstate 95 near Rocky Mount.

Troopers say one car crossed the median and crashed head-on into a minivan. The minivan then hit another car and burst into flames.

Two elderly people from Charleston died. Ida Garrett, 78, and Leroy Garrett, 82, were in a 1994 Oldsmobile.

Three people from Philadelphia were in the minivan: Geraldine Daniels, 38, Gregory Daniels, 38, and Neal Daniels, 20. All three died.

The children -- Brittany Daniels, 5; Jeff Daniels, 7; Shawn Daniels, 8 -- are all in stable condition atPitt County Memorial Hospital.

A pair of Maryland residents in a third vehicle were not hurt in the crash.

Troopers say there will be no charges filed in the near future, since anyone who could have been charged is dead.

The crash occurred around 3:45 p.m. and traffic in the northbound lanes was reduced to one lane, backing up vehicles for five miles.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, which is standard policy when five or more people have died in one accident.

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