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Passenger dies after car strikes tree in Stedman

Posted July 31

Passenger dies after car strikes tree in Stedman
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— One passenger died early Sunday in a single-car wreck.

According to officials in Cumberland County, the fatal accident occurred on NC-24 near Magnolia Church Road around 3:15 a.m.

A Ford Edge SUV was traveling east when it ran off the road, struck a mailbox, crossed a ditch and struck a tree. The car was traveling at 45 miles per hour, authorities said.

The driver of the car survived the wreck, but a back seat passenger suffered head trauma and died at the scene.

Speed and alcohol are not factors at this point, officials say, but the victim was not wearing a seat belt.

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