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Wet roads, speed contribute to fatal Harnett County wreck

Posted July 11, 2012

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— A 32-year-old Cameron woman died Tuesday night in Harnett County when she lost control of her car on Ponderosa Road, state Highway Patrol officials said. 

Troopers said Amanda Pittman was speeding around 9 p.m. when she lost control and ran off the side of the road, which was wet from Tuesday's rain. 

Pittman, who wasn't wearing a seat belt or driving with her headlights turned on, was thrown from the car, which flipped and rolled on top of her, authorities said.


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  • wfeeler Jul 12, 2012

    kristy0641 Please contact me I am Amanda's uncle. I am coming to NC and would like to discuss what happened. Thank you. 714.417.0440 This would really help with closure.. Thank you again. David

  • kristy0641 Jul 11, 2012

    I came to the scene as i was heading home with my kids and husband from going out to eat. Amanda was NOT thrown from the vehicle she was still inside the truck. When we arrived i talked to her and comforted her as best i could. This scene will forever be in my mind. R.I.P Amanda you will never be forgotten, this was another life taken way to soon.

  • LibertarianTechie Jul 11, 2012

    from the Fayetteville Observer: "Amanda Pittman, 31, of 276 Moody Road, was traveling north on Ponderosa Road, about a 2 1/2miles west of N.C. 87, in her 1987 Nissan pickup when it ran off the left side of the road, Stahl said. The truck overturned and Pittman, who was wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It was raining, Pittman's estimated speed was 85 mph, and the trucks' headlights were not on, the report said. Alcohol was not a factor." source: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/07/11/1189926?sac=fo.local

  • cristincox1 Jul 11, 2012

    I wonder if my mom heard this. Does anyone know exactly where on Ponderosa Rd. My mom lives on Calvary Church Rd. I know that's a long road. So sad to hear about this, but, speeding, no headlights, and no seatbelt means bad things could happen. There was an accident there a few years back involving a motorcycle and speeding, unfortunatly he didn't live through that accident. That road is very curvy. Please be careful out there everyone! So tragic, and sad. :(

  • bombayrunner Jul 11, 2012

    no matter what the case, its sad. lots of accidents lately resulting in death.

  • ellendtyner Jul 11, 2012

    RIP Amanda...you will be missed

  • mac240 Jul 11, 2012

    Very tragic! If the thought of a 4000 pound automobile landing on top of you is scary...then wear your seatbelt! Headlights on a car work two ways, one so you can see and two so other drivers can see you!

  • smithbarra Jul 11, 2012

    The young lady was not thrown from her car. She actually was pinned in after flipping several times. May God grant peace to her family.

  • LEO 101 Jul 11, 2012

    Please slow down when it's raining and most of all WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT. Prayers to her family.