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One killed in Vance County wreck

Posted February 19, 2009
Updated February 20, 2009

— One person was killed Thursday morning in a wreck on N.C. Highway 39 in Vance County, authorities said.

Tammy Evans Faulkner, 41, of Louisburg, was northbound on N.C. 39 at about 7:50 a.m. when her 1996 Chevrolet passenger van crossed the center line and collided with a 2000 Chevrolet pickup driven by Robert William Hill, authorities said.

Faulkner was killed in the wreck, and her son, Clint Randall Faulkner, 18, a passenger in the van, was taken to Maria Parham Hospital for treament. There was no word on his condition Thursday evening.

Hill, 61, was airlifted to WakeMed for treatment. He was listed in fair condition Friday morning.

The accident remains under investigation, but authorities said alcohol wasn't a factor.


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  • NCSULandscaper Feb 20, 2009

    traffic wasnt tied up, it was routed around a detour. Supposedly the lady that was killed looked down trying to reach something and crossed the center line and hit the other truck. I was wondering why there was so much traffic coming past the business that morning, then life flight flew over and i knew it had to be a serious wreck.

  • mtlady70 Feb 20, 2009

    Thanks for the update, I had a child on a bus that had to witness a "lady covered all up. It's chilling to hear your child come home and say they saw a lady dead. Last night she was worried about the other people who had been hurt. I'll try and explain tonight how everyone else is doing.

  • simmy7381 Feb 20, 2009

    I am a friend of the family.

  • keeprightexcepttopass Feb 20, 2009

    simmy: where are you getting the updated info?

  • fatcat11 Feb 20, 2009

    I could see this crash scene from my house.There was a huge response from LEO,fire,and rescue.Traffic was tied up,since it was rush hour...lots of trucks take that route...tankers from Selma and Walmart distribution center...very sad..

  • simmy7381 Feb 20, 2009

    It is incorrect because it says that her son Clifton was life flighted and he was not, Mr Hill was life flighted.

  • 10hummingbirds Feb 20, 2009

    simmy7381 - I realize this story may not be up to date, but the story says their conditions were unknown as of Thursday evening, so how can the story be incorrect? Giving WRAL the benefit of the doubt, maybe they were not told the conditions of the patients. So I wouldn't say it was incorrect, just not current.
    Praying for all the families involved.

  • simmy7381 Feb 20, 2009

    This story is incorrect. Clinton is at Maria Parham hospital in serious condition with face lacerations. Mr Hill was air lifted to WakeMed for a broken femur. Please pray for both families in this tragic turn of events.