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Harnett Central senior killed in wreck

Posted June 8, 2011 5:29 p.m. EDT
Updated June 9, 2011 5:26 p.m. EDT

— A Harnett Central High School senior was killed in a car wreck on N.C. Highway 210 in Harnett County Wednesday, a state Highway Patrol dispatcher said.

Victoria Ashleigh Allison, 17, of Angier, was scheduled to graduate on Saturday, a school spokeswoman said. She died at the scene.

Troopers said Allison ran off the road to the right, over-corrected and struck a 2003 Suzuki head-on. The driver of the Suzuki, Aracely Ramirez, 44, of Benson, was airlifted to WakeMed Hospital and was listed in serious condition Wednesday evening.

Both Allison and Ramirez were the only people in their cars. Emergency crews had to cut through metal to pull them from the wreckage, troopers said. 

Wesley Gregory's farm is across the street from the crash site, near Lipscomb Road north of Angier. He said he's never seen anything so devastating.

"Life can change in an instant," he said. "One minute, they're there and the next minute, something like that happens, and they're gone. It's just a bad situation. My heart goes out to the family."

No other information was released.