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One Dead in Nash County Accident

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NASHVILLE — A 3-year-old Asheville boy died ina Nash County traffic accident Thursday afternoon. The wreck, which alsoinjured the boy's mother and three people from Raleigh, occurred onHighway 64 just north of Nashville.

The mother apparently lost control of her car at about 3 p.m. nearthe Red Oak exit just east of Rocky Mount. The car then crossed the medianand, sliding sideways, collided with a mini-van.

Troopers say the car was cut in half, and the boy and his mother were thrown from the car. Debris was scattered for hundreds of yards.

There is no word at this time on whether any charges will be filed.

Shiva Tavafrashti, 27, Terry Alford, 49, and Lenya Moore, 26, all ofRaleigh, were passengers in the van. All three are in stable condition inNash General Hospital.

Police were unable to reach relatives of the boy and his motherThursday and did not release their names.

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