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Woman dies in Harnett wreck; grandchildren survive

Posted November 12, 2010

— Four young children survived a Thursday morning wreck in Harnett County in which their grandmother died, authorities said Friday.

Sue Clayton, 62, of Coats, was turning left off Bill Avery Road onto northbound N.C. Highway 55 shortly after 9 a.m. when her car was hit on the driver's side by a dump truck, the Highway Patrol said.

Clayton died at the scene.

Sophia Clayton, 6, Gabriella Clayton, 4, Caleb Troy Clayton, 2, and Chloe Clayton, 5 months, were strapped in car seats in the back seat at the time of the wreck, authorities said.

Gabriella and Troy were taken to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, while Sophia and Chloe were take to UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


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  • IzzMad2016 Nov 12, 2010

    And condolences to the family....what a sad tragedy.

  • IzzMad2016 Nov 12, 2010

    HIPPA applies to medical professionals divulging a patient's medical information, not to the comments section of a local social interaction site such as GoLo.

  • mulecitybabe Nov 12, 2010

    This isn't a hippa violation. This is friends and neighbors that care. Take your violations back up north with you when you go.

  • 2323 Nov 12, 2010

    This is sad, but thank goodness the kids were buckled in as they should be; often, they are not. This was a good grandmother to make sure they would be okay.

  • 4lilboys Nov 12, 2010

    She was a sweet lady and she loved those kids with all of her heart... My prayers go out to her family.

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 12, 2010

    Second accident in a week involving a grandmother and grandchildren. Prayers and thoughts with all involved.

  • kikinc Nov 12, 2010

    childofNC-You're absolutely correct.

    People might want to be careful about what they say on here. By mentioning the condition of a patient, you've just violated HIPAA regulations, and opened up your friend to a lawsuit and/or job termination.

    I'm sorry for all those involved. I'm very happy the children survived, but sad that they'll have to grieve the loss of their grandmother.

  • YNCSW51 Nov 12, 2010

    She was on her way to take her grand kids to the daycare center my wife works at. This is such a tradegy. My prayers or with her family at this time.

  • HowManyOunces Nov 12, 2010

    Teresa, it looks like she didn't see the truck. She had the stop sign.

  • TeresaBee Nov 12, 2010

    How could this be? Did she not see the dump truck? Was there a red light or stop sign? Did someone go thru said red light or stop sign?