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One Dead in Nash County Accident

Posted October 3, 1996

— A 3-year-old Asheville boy died in a Nash County traffic accident Thursday afternoon. The wreck, which also injured the boy's mother and three people from Raleigh, occurred on Highway 64 just north of Nashville.

The mother apparently lost control of her car at about 3 p.m. near the Red Oak exit just east of Rocky Mount. The car then crossed the median and, sliding sideways, collided with a mini-van.

Troopers say the car was cut in half, and the boy and his mother were thrown from the car. Debris was scattered for hundreds of yards.

There is no word at this time on whether any charges will be filed.

Shiva Tavafrashti, 27, Terry Alford, 49, and Lenya Moore, 26, all of Raleigh, were passengers in the van. All three are in stable condition in Nash General Hospital.

Police were unable to reach relatives of the boy and his mother Thursday and did not release their names.

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