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Three dead after head-on collision near Hope Mills

Posted December 10, 2009

— Three people, including an infant, died Thursday evening following an afternoon head-on collision near Hope Mills.

Authorities said a Ford Mustang, driven by Tristan Hanna, 26, of Webster, N.Y., hit a Ford Explorer driven by Hien Truong, 26, of Parkton, in the 2800 block of Hope Mills Road just before 2:30 p.m.

Infant among injured in Hope Mills wreck Three die following Hope Mills wreck

Hanna, Truong and Truong's infant daughter died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, as a result, Hope Mills police Sgt. Dave Servie said late Thursday.

Authorities were still investigating the wreck, but it appeared Hanna went left of the center line, causing the collision, they said.

A passenger in the Mustang and a third passenger in the SUV, Truong's wife, were listed in serious condition Thursday evening at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Their identities were not immediately available.

Hope Mills Road was closed for more than two hours while police investigated the wreck and crews cleared the scene.


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  • wildcat Dec 11, 2009

    Tragic! Not obeying the rules of the road can cost you your life. I wonder why so many don't see that. My condolences to the family.

  • balog Dec 11, 2009

    Jerimiah wrote "how is that "quite obvious"?"

    Go look at the statistics there sizzle pants.

  • Road Dog Dec 11, 2009

    I agree that people need to focus more on their driving. I was recently witness to an off duty officer "lacking focus" behind the wheel. So even the law enforcers need to improve.

  • WhatWereOnceVicesAreNowHabits Dec 11, 2009

    When are people gonna smarten up and start giving more attention to their driving habits. A lot of people have very poor driving skills.

  • keeleywright Dec 11, 2009

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the people that died. The Truong Family...I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Jeremiah Dec 11, 2009

    "It is quite obvious that frequency and violence of wrecks down in NC have increased."

    how is that "quite obvious"?

  • HopingForABetterWorld Dec 11, 2009

    Skywatch, I would bet our efforts of praying are MUCH more effective than trusting the idiots we have in government. They're too busy trying to determine if there should be a college football playoff system.

  • Skywatch_NC Dec 11, 2009

    I wonder if the energy all of you put towards praying went towards doing something constructive like going to your congress people and asking for tougher laws on speeders and cell phone users, I bet that would make a difference.

    I apologize if my prayers aren't always constructive.

  • simplevida2004 Dec 11, 2009

    I have lived in hope mills for about 5yrs and i am so sick of seeing so many accidents happen on this specific road . i mean how many more accidents have to happen for a change in that spot..same goes for johnsmith/cumberland rd turning section sooo many accidents keep happening in that spot as well . i dont know who specificly has the job of improving the roads when too many accidents happen in those spots but someone has to do something i mean its those same spots everytime ...

  • horseonthefly Dec 11, 2009

    CowboysFan - This: http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/6595028/ makes 3 adults. Sad start to the holiday season for many families this year.