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Troopers: Driver ran stop sign; three injured

Posted September 15, 2008

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— A one-car wreck early Monday in Harnett County sent three people to hospitals and may result in charges against the driver, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. at Walker and Raynor McLamb roads.

Troopers say the driver, Benny Jo Ray, sped through a stop sign, ran off the road and overturned the vehicle.

He was airlifted to WakeMed in Raleigh with a head injury, authorities said, and was in critical condition.

Charges were pending against Ray, 41, of Lillington. Troopers said they believe drugs or alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.

Two passengers in the vehicle were also injured.

Darrell Lee Hicks, 43, of Bunnlevel, was airlifted to UNC Hospitals and was in serious condition, officials said.

Susan Boyd, 47, of Linden, was taken to Betsy Johnson Hospital and was in stable condition.

Authorities charged her with allowing an unlicensed driver, Ray, to drive her vehicle, allowing Ray to drive her vehicle without insurance and for having improper tags on her vehicle.

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  • superman Sep 15, 2008

    The title was a bit misleading-- I thought the trooper ran the stop sign. The word "troppers" had no business being in the headline.

  • LocalYokel Sep 15, 2008

    get these bad drivers off the road!

  • Granny Sep 15, 2008

    Another one that thought the Trooper ran the stop sign.

  • bjeanr Sep 15, 2008

    So did I - - thought it was the trooper who ran the stop sign.

  • mrtwinturbo Sep 15, 2008

    Me too!

  • pebbles262004 Sep 15, 2008

    So did I!

  • colliedave Sep 15, 2008

    I misread the title - I thought the Highway Patrol ran the stop sign! Glad that was not the case.

    So did I;

  • Tax Man Sep 15, 2008

    I misread the title - I thought the Highway Patrol ran the stop sign! Glad that was not the case.