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Car goes under log truck; Selma man, daughters injured

Posted December 23, 2009 6:05 a.m. EST
Updated December 23, 2009 12:48 p.m. EST

— A man and his two daughters were injured after their car ran under an empty log truck in Johnston County Tuesday night, according to the Highway Patrol.

George Koonce, 36, of Selma, was traveling on Hinnant Road near Pine Level when his car went under the trailer, which had stopped to back into a driveway.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Koonce was taken to WakeMed Hospital with serious injuries. His daughter Tatianna Powell, 6, was treated    at Johnston Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released. Koonce was listed in good condition Wednesday.

Koonce’s 4-year-old daughter, Dyera Powell, suffered life-threatening injuries. She was airlifted to UNC Children’s Hospital and was listed in critical condition Wednesday.

Troopers said Dyera was not restrained in a car seat. Charges are pending.