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Rougemont woman killed, baby unharmed in early morning wreck

Posted May 19, 2010

— A Rougemont woman died Wednesday when she lost control of her car and caused a wreck on N. C. Highway 157 in Orange County.

Ann Thrash, 28, slid off the road to the right, over-corrected and, in the process, hit a Toyota pickup driven by Michael Stone, 34. She was killed instantly. Her 11-month-old daughter, who was buckled in a car seat in the back, was unharmed. Stone was transported to Duke University Hospital where he was listed in good condition Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers who responded to the wreck said both drivers were wearing their seat belts and that slick roads likely were the cause.


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  • Desiderata May 19, 2010

    This is so sad...Please, when the roads are wet...PLEASE BE CAREFUL..and check your tires, make sure you have decent tread..(ordering my new ones tomorrow!)..Praying for her family and friends!

  • melodiclaura May 19, 2010

    she was a friend of mine since Elementary School! She will be missed by so many. I've been told the baby is fine..just some bumps and bruises.

  • webegb-Is in a happy place May 19, 2010

    I come through here every day on my way to work at around the same time and have noticed a pack of 4 or 5 dogs crossing the road around this intersection many times. They suddenly appear out of the long grass and I have had to slow down a few times to avoid them. Not sure if this had anything to do with this mornings wreck. So sorry for the family and hope the baby makes a full recovery.

  • lbrown4 May 19, 2010

    Praying for the family and friends of this young woman.

  • this is my Screen Name May 19, 2010

    We passed this accident on our way to work this morning; it had only happened a few minutes earlier. The car was smashed in very bad on the driver's side. It looked like the few rescue workers that had already arrived were going after something in the backseat. It really wasn't at that intersection and we weren't sure where the car would have been coming out from. I'm so very sorry for the loss, and a child that won't know its mother.

  • chrisdebra May 19, 2010

    I live on this road, 1.3 miles from where the accident occurred, and I am sorry that someone died at this intersection. It is the second most dangerous intersection on Guess Rd, the worst being just down the road at Hwy 57. I pray that all the southbound drivers, on Guess Rd, will PLEASE slow down when approaching New Sharon Church Road.The intersection is truly a "blind" one and it makes me look toward the curve at least twice before proceeding across Guess Rd.

  • BubbaDuke May 19, 2010

    I was afraid this was going to be about another teen death. So sorry for the family and praying for the baby.

  • mfmoore2001 May 19, 2010

    The news we got is that the baby is in the hospital...we are all praying.

  • cth1 May 19, 2010

    mfmoore2001- So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend and co-worker!! Was the baby with her? We live just down the road from the accident and haven't heard any more than what's posted here.
    We will keep her family in our prayers!!

  • mfmoore2001 May 19, 2010

    Our dear friend and co-worker died in this wreck, please pray for the family and her baby.