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Wendell woman killed in head-on collision

Posted March 10, 2011
Updated March 11, 2011

— A Wendell woman died in a head-on collision in Raleigh Thursday, police said.

Amanda Lee Denton, 24, was killed in the wreck at Buffaloe and Forestville roads around 9:30 p.m., police said. She was not wearing a seat belt.

Two people were also injured. An update on their condition was not available.

Police said the vehicle in which Denton was a passenger crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle.

The cause of the wreck hasn't been released, but police said alcohol was not involved.


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  • diana123 Mar 11, 2011

    this is not the first headon in that area.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Mar 11, 2011

    As a test I posted the recent comment "Sad...please wear a seatbelt" to see if they posted it. It was posted which tells me they are NOT posting others............

  • RomneyRyan2012 Mar 11, 2011

    Sad... please wear a seatbelt.

  • dmccoy Mar 11, 2011

    WOW!!! people have got to stop trying to drive when they haven't had any rest its crazy the driver lived and the passengers are the ones who are dying. A SEATBELT IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

  • jonathanandpaula23 Mar 11, 2011

    foxhunter.......I'm sure you can google statistics and it will be proven that seatbelts save WAY more lives than they take....i was ejected from a vehicle and survived by the grace of god and lots of time in the hospital....had I been wearing my seatbelt I would have walked away.

  • hairpassions Mar 11, 2011

    curiousinralnc...What exactly was the distraction? I am a good friend of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shantelle and Ms. Tammy. Love yall.

  • foxhunter Mar 11, 2011

    seatbelts don't always save lives - my husband's oldest daughter was killed by a seatbelt - if it is your time to go it doesn't matter what you are doing or where you are at.

  • curiousinralnc Mar 11, 2011

    redstarlean.....I was at the call last night and there was a distraction involved but not with cell phones or radios ....

  • CAJ Mar 11, 2011

    The Lord felt the need to call his angel home. It would not have matter if she had on a seat belt or not. When the Lord is ready for you it will happen. It does not make it any easier on the ones left behind but just know there are lots of prayers being said to help you through this time. Lean on your friends and family and they will help you through this.

  • pebbles262004 Mar 11, 2011

    Would this happen to be Irene Denton's granddaughter or great granddaughter...sorry for the family..you will be in my prayers.