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Teen Killed, Mother Hurt After Activity Bus, Sedan Collide

Posted March 8, 2007 8:50 a.m. EST
Updated March 8, 2007 8:37 p.m. EST

— A Four Oaks teen was killed and her mother was critically hurt Thursday morning when their car collided with a school activity bus, authorities said.

Heather Michelle Moore, 16, a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Her mother, Cheryl Ann Moore, 39, of 1411 Allen's Cross Road in Four Oaks, was listed in critical condition Thursday night at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Valerie Turnage, 28, of 755 Hayes Road, who was driving the activity bus, was not hurt.

According to the state Highway Patrol, the activity bus and the Moores' sedan collided on southbound U.S. Highway 301 near Surles Drive in Four Oaks.

Turnage told school officials that the sedan crossed the center line. Investigators said they determined Cheryl Moore was driving 89 mph in a 55 mph zone and struck the activity bus at 70 to 75 mph.

Authorities said there were no children on the bus at the time of the accident.

Charges are pending in the case, authorities said.