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Teen girl thrown from car in Sampson County wreck

Posted March 9, 2009
Updated March 10, 2009

— State troopers said they responded to five serious wrecks Monday, including one in which a 16-year-old girl was critically injured.

Troopers said that Jonathan Blackmon Crumpler, 34, of Erwin, was driving a 2006 Ford Expedition south on Honeycutt Road Monday afternoon when he ran a stop sign at Parker Memorial Road.

Crumpler's SUV  hit a car driven by Samantha Eulalia Sabourin, of Clinton, that was going west on Parker Memorial Drive, troopers said. The collision sent the two vehicles spinning off the right side of the road, and they landed in a canal ditch.

Samantha was thrown from her car and landed face down in the water. A witness to the wreck pulled her out of the water, troopers said.

Samantha was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. She was listed in serious condition Tuesday.

Crumpler was treated for minor injuries at Sampson Regional Hospital in Clinton.

The Sampson County Sheriff's Office said that an Animal Control Officer passing by called in the wreck.

Charges have not yet been filed in the wreck.


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  • xchief661 Mar 11, 2009

    First of all can you not fix the headlines. Professionals shsssh! Our thoughts and prayers are with both of the victims and their families. Driving carefully is so important and if you drive carefully you only need to watch out for the other person. I know that Mr Crumpler is probably feeling horrible about this, especially since he has two children of his own. The world is in too big of a hurry an when that happens people get hurt or they die. God Bless all affected by this terrible accident.

  • teacher-mom Mar 10, 2009

    Wishing them the best.

  • luvtoshag Mar 10, 2009

    Local paper reporting Mr. Crumpler taken to UNC Hospitals last night.


  • llanier Mar 10, 2009

    yes 16 can be young too young to drive for some individuals, but in Samantha's defense neither wreck was her fault, both were caused by older more experienced drivers

  • headlong Mar 10, 2009

    Thoughts and Prayers to All involved...

    She is 16 and 2 accidents recently??? I think she better stick to a bike.

    I still feel 16 is to young to be driving alone...my opinion.

  • FromClayton Mar 10, 2009

    seatbelts please people! It is possible she was wearing one, but not very likley. Just buckle up every time you get in, it might be the day you need it.

    prayers to both parties involved. Thats a horrible thing to go through.

  • diwanicki Mar 10, 2009

    Prayers to both families.

  • mac240 Mar 10, 2009

    If the article didn't contain the word "WRECK" I could see where someone would be confused.

  • luvtoshag Mar 10, 2009

    Samantha is a friend of my daughter. My daughter graduated with Samanatha's brother Zach last year. Samantha was involved in another accident and was suffered head injuries. I am so sorry for her and her family that this has happened. I pray that she will recover. Please keep this family in your prayers. I can't imagine getting a call that my child had been in an accident and was lying in a ditch face down. My heart goes out to Samantha, stay strong and know that you are not in this alone.

    I also know Jonathan Crumpler. He has a wife (a teacher) and two small children. Please pray for him and his family too. He is probably having a hard time right now knowing Samantha is in critical condition.

    The reasons behind the wreck, the reason she was ejected are not the point at THIS time. They all need our prayers and thoughts to get through this.

  • Question Almost Everything Mar 10, 2009

    i agree with the terminology being used; i thought from the headline that someone threw her out of a car, not ejected due to a vehicle collision