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Girl hurt in DWI wreck near Roseboro dies

Posted April 8, 2011 1:52 p.m. EDT
Updated April 8, 2011 5:03 p.m. EDT

— A 2-year-old girl injured last week in a collision near Roseboro has died, officials said Friday.

Alexandria McMaster died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center from injuries suffered in the March 30 wreck on N.C. Highway 24.

The Highway Patrol said the girl's mother, Becky Jane Lavendier, 26, of Trenton, was trying to pass another westbound vehicle when her Lincoln sedan collided head-on with a Mitsubishi Galant.

Lavendier's other three children – Samantha Hawkins, 9, Elizabeth Hawkins, 8, and Barbara McMaster, 4 – also were injured in the wreck. Barbara has been released from Sampson Regional Hospital, and the older girls were listed in fair condition Friday at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Lavendier has been released from Sampson Regional Hospital, but the condition of the driver of the Mitsubishi, Tiffany Lechelle Carlton, of Warsaw, was unknown.

Lavendier was charged with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving and failure to properly restrain a child. Troopers said none of the four children was in a child car seat.