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Burgaw woman dies, family injured in I-40 wreck

Posted September 3, 2011 5:05 p.m. EDT
Updated September 4, 2011 1:32 p.m. EDT

— A Burgaw woman traveling with her daughters and husband died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 40 near the Johnston-Sampson county line, state troopers said.

The family's Ford SUV blew a tire on I-40 West, at mile marker 339, near Newton Grove around 3:30 p.m., troopers said. Tracey Colvin, 44, lost control, and the SUV flipped over several times, running off the highway.

Edna Dixon, 30, was ejected from the SUV. She died at the scene.

Joseph Hayes, 47, Shanyah Dixon, 1, and Sheleah Hayes, 5, were treated for minor and non-life-threatening injuries, then released from WakeMed in Raleigh. Colvin, who is Hayes' cousin, was also treated at WakeMed.

Troopers said the group was traveling to a family function.

All westbound lanes of I-40 were closed for more than two hours while authorities responded to the wreck.