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Three Killed in Two Accidents in Robeson County

Posted January 24, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Two people, one of them a 5-year-old child, are dead following an accident on Interstate 95 in Robeson County Thursday.

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

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

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

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