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Sanford wreck kills one

Posted February 6, 2012

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— One person died Monday morning in a Lee County wreck involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV, authorities said.

The wreck occurred at about 9:45 a.m. on Swanns Station Road at Pecan Lane in southern Lee County, near the Harnett County line.

Highway Patrol troopers said an Isuzu Trooper apparently crossed the center line and collided head-on with the truck, and the SUV driver was killed.

The truck driver was uninjured but was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution, authorities said.

The crumpled SUV and the cab of the truck, which was hauling rocks, caught fire, and firefighters had to douse the flames before investigators could pry the wreckage apart and begin piecing together what happened.

Troopers said they would have to wait for a medical examiner to use dental records to identify the driver.

Witnesses said a woman pulled up to the scene a few hours after the wreck and tearfully said her grandson, who had recently gotten his driver's license, was driving the Isuzu.

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  • dukefan224 Feb 9, 2012

    The reporter misunderstood. He didn't just get his licence, he just bought the SUV. He wasn't a teenager either. This man was very close to me and a big part of my life. I just wanted to clear up the air for whoever believes me.
    i love you, rest in peace.

  • charrell89 Feb 8, 2012

    To all! My family lost a loved one that day so if you will please pray for them to be strong and for god to help them through this great loss. Thank you and god bless all. And always remember to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you every chance you get, we never know when our last day with them is... until its too late!

  • oldrebel Feb 7, 2012

    re:"Wonder how fast the truck was moving on those narrow roads in that part of Lee County..."

    That road is as wide or wider than a majority of rural roads in Lee or any other NC county.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Feb 7, 2012

    ""Witnesses said a woman pulled up to the scene a few hours after the wreck and tearfully said her grandson, who had recently gotten his driver's license, was driving the Isuzu""

    Oh this breaks my heart something awful! I just cant imagine...

    Praying for strenth and comfort for this lady, their entire family, and anyone who knew and loved the child.

  • connieleigh4 Feb 7, 2012

    so sad...prayers for the families of all involved

  • LibertarianTechie Feb 7, 2012

    jmarie1992, with some of the accidents here lately involving those that just got their drivers' licenses, the speeding, driving drunk, or texting or going online on a cell phone are all very real possibilities. And being the driver of the Isuzu Trooper vered into the other lane, all of those are very real possibilities. So, until we know for sure what happened, as you say, "you don't know what your talking about...".

  • piloterror1 Feb 7, 2012

    did they find a cell phone in the suv?

  • buford Feb 7, 2012

    Witnesses said a woman pulled up to the scene a few hours after the wreck and tearfully said her grandson, who had recently gotten his driver's license, was driving the Isuzu.

    How very very sad...

  • jmarie1992 Feb 6, 2012

    look now! My family was involved in this wreck and just so y'all know you really need to get your facts straight because the truck driver wasn't drunk nor was he speeding! so if you don't know what your talking about KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF !!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  • princesshtbb313 Feb 6, 2012

    Just horrible. my heart breaks for the families involved! Praying for everyone!

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