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Raleigh Youth Dies In Duplin County Accident

Posted July 22, 2001

— A trip to the beach ended in tragedy Sunday morning for a 14-year-old girl from Raleigh.

Hope Mooney was killed when the SUV she was riding in flipped over on east-bound I-40.

At about 9:50 a.m., the Toyota 4-Runner was eastbound on I-40, heading for the beach, when it ran off the road. The driver overcorrected, and the car then crossed the median and flipped over, landing in the west-bound lanes, according to the Highway Patrol.

Mooney's sister and another passenger were taken to Sampson General Hospital with injuries which were serious but not life-threatening.


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