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Troopers respond to two crashes on I-95; one fatal

Posted March 15, 2010

— Troopers investigated a fatal wreck on Interstate 95 at mile marker 57 in Cumberland County Monday morning.

Investigators said five people in an SUV crashed in the southbound lanes.

As the passengers were getting out of the SUV, another driver didn't see them and hit a 16-year-old girl, Mattu Dandai, who died at a nearby hospital, troopers said.

No charges were filed against the driver who hit the teenager.

Thirty minutes later, another wreck happened in the same area in the northbound lanes. A tractor-trailer driven by Jose Gonzales, 59, of Florida, rear-ended a car and another tractor-trailer, troopers said.

The car's driver, Ivo Bejarano, 73, was taken to UNC Hospitals. His condition was unknown.

Gonzales suffered several broken bones and was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, authorities said.

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  • Diabolical Mar 15, 2010

    Hmm, was it because he was to busy looking at the other accident that he failed to see what was in front of him? I know how some of you drivers get. You see an accident and you slow down or speed up and your so busy staring at the other accident that you don't pay attention to what's in front of you and cause another accident. *rolls eyes*