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Two women killed after vehicle lands in creek

Posted September 18, 2010
Updated September 19, 2010

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— Two Raleigh women have died after the car in which they were traveling went off the road and landed in a creek.

State troopers said a 2004 Honda Pilot SUV ran off Fayetteville Road, near Brookwood Drive, overturned and went down an embankment to land in Swift Creek at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

Paula Joan Wheeler, 73, Joyce Underwood Horton, 69, and Cayden Henderson, 10, were inside the vehicle, troopers said.

Wheeler, who was in the front passenger seat, died Saturday, troopers said.

Horton, who was driving the Honda, died Sunday afternoon from her injuries at WakeMed, troopers said.

Cayden, of Duncan, was treated and released from the hospital. Horton was his grandmother.

Cayden's dog was also in the vehicle and hasn't been seen since the crash. They family is searching for the dog, a brown Dachshund named Simon.


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  • donnaferguson Sep 20, 2010

    Sympathies and prayers for this family. Such a family tragedy.

  • Just the facts mam Sep 20, 2010

    Very sad

  • vallery Sep 20, 2010

    this is sad for all families involved. some please find the dog soon.

  • sssh.. whisper Sep 20, 2010

    Prayers to the family.

  • Bulldog22 Sep 20, 2010

    Mrs. Joyce will be dearly missed. She was one of the sweetest women I have ever met and her heart and home were always open to anyone that she ever met. We have another angel in heaven looking over us now.

  • computer trainer Sep 20, 2010

    We saw the aftermath of this wreck. How sad.