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Three Killed in Two Accidents in Robeson County

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LUMBERTON, N.C. — Two people, one of them a5-year-old child, are dead following an accident on Interstate 95 inRobeson County Thursday.

Troopers say a young couple and their son were traveling from NewJersey to Florida in a rental truck.

Investigators say the truck apparently struck the back of atractor-trailer, ran off the road, hit a stand of pine trees thenoverturned.

Meanwhile, Investigators are searching for the cause of a second deadlywreck here. The man who died was traveling on State Road 1757 when hispickup truck went off the road and struck a tree.

Jerry Godwin, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 10 p.m.Thursday.