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Man charged in wreck that injured Harnett teen

Posted June 13, 2010 2:17 p.m. EDT
Updated June 13, 2010 5:30 p.m. EDT

— A Moncure man has been charged with running a stop sign and causing a wreck Saturday afternoon that seriously injured a Harnett County teenager.

Donald Ray Thomas Jr., 33, was charged with a red-light violation in the wreck in Lillington that injured Henrietta Humes, 18, of Cameron.

Humes had a broken pelvis and legs, state troopers said. Her injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening. She was taken to Cape Fear in Wilmington, then transferred to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Troopers said that a 2008 Dodge pickup truck driven by Thomas crashed into a 2010 Hyundai passenger car in which Humes was a passenger at South Barbecue Church Road and N.C. Highway 27.

The Hyundai driver, Shaina Kaye Merritt, 18, of Cameron, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Womack Army Medical Center.

Thomas and his passenger, Heather Begroat, were treated for minor injuries at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.