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Woman killed in wreck at Raleigh intersection

Posted December 18, 2008
Updated December 19, 2008

— A woman died after a head-on wreck at Lake Wheeler and Simpkins roads late Thursday, the Highway Patrol said.

Kourtney Elizabeth Rose, 31, crossed the center line and hit a sports utility vehicle, police said. Rose died in the crash. The SUV's driver was not seriously injured.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash.


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  • teacher-mom Dec 19, 2008

    My sympathy to the family and loved ones.

  • Eduardo1 Dec 19, 2008

    why do people make comments like so sad especially at this time of the year. Does someone getting killed, in mid-August any less tragic? Dec 19th is as tragic a date for the family as Fe 3rd. We have had our experiences around hoydays and none holy days, neither comes out as more tragic than another. Condolences to the survivors

  • lymang Dec 19, 2008

    My condolences go out to the family. There's not much more to be said.

  • Nothing Finer Dec 19, 2008

    Such a tragedy, especially around this time of year! aro7, my prayers to her and all her family.

  • camanderikfan Dec 19, 2008

    This was my sister in law. She was coming home from a game. Kourtney was a loving wife and mother. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

    Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. This is such a tragedy. Right here at the holidays, I'm sure will be even harder on everyone. Take Care!

  • yougottabekidding Dec 19, 2008

    I am so sorry to hear this. I have seen many accidents at that curve. More than once I was standing inside the store and heard the squeal of the tires and the crunching of the metal that accompanies a crash. I have never been there when someone was seriously injured , but I have seen people having to climb out of the windows of an overturned vehicle. My prayers will be with the families.

  • busterbluth Dec 19, 2008

    briansullivan8 i thank you, your wife, and everyone else that tried to help her. She would have done the same if the situation were reversed. She had a heart of gold!

  • UNC1985 Dec 19, 2008

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • bigredtruckman Dec 19, 2008

    That curve there is very bad and deceiving. You can't see how sharp the curve is because it is also on a hill. With the amount of traffic on that road, there is some significant improvement that needs to be made there.

    I extend my condolences to her family and friends.

  • PlanetX Dec 19, 2008

    How absolutely sad and horrific for the family. Prayers to all...it's awful anytime it happens, but at Christmas - poor kids and hubby. The holidays will never be the same for them again - always the lingering loss. Truly tragic.