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Two killed in weekend collision with Highway Patrol car

Posted May 24, 2010 4:50 p.m. EDT
Updated May 24, 2010 5:01 p.m. EDT

Two people have died as a result of a collision with a state trooper Sunday morning in Guilford County.

A North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman said Sandra Allmond, 55, turned into the path of a patrol car driven by Trooper J.D. Goodnight at the intersection of U.S. Highway 70 and River Road in Jamestown.

Goodnight was going about 80 mph in pursuit of a speeding car and had his blue lights flashing at the time of the collision, according to Trooper Greg Ingram.

Allmond was pronounced dead at the scene. Of the three children in her car, one, an 11-year-old girl, died at the hospital. Two others, ages 9 and 11, were listed in good condition at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Ingram said one of the survivors of the wreck was Allmond's grandchild. The other two children in the car were family friends, said Allmond's son, Gerald Allmond.

Goodnight was on paid injury leave following the collision.

Investigators were looking for the blue Buick Skylark he was chasing at the time of the wreck.