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Two drivers charged, two children injured in wreck on I-95 in Nash County

Posted July 2, 2020 4:18 a.m. EDT
Updated July 2, 2020 6:45 a.m. EDT

— A two-car crash caused parts of Interstate 95 North to close near Whitakers in Nash County early Thursday morning.

Both drivers in the wreck were charged and two children were transported to hospitals. No one died in the wreck.

Randy Rainger from Sunrise, Florida caused the crash, according to officials. He was charged with failure to reduce speed and he rear-ended another car with two children in it, officials said. Rainger's car flipped once and then ended upright in the median, officials said.

Maria Sanjuan from Lucama was charged with driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, failure to secure child in restrain and misdemeanor child abuse.

The children in Sanjuan's vehicle were not buckled in, according to officials.

They were were first transported to Nash General Hospital and then Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Officials have not released information about the condition of the two children at this time.

The right lane going north was closed near Exit 150 early this morning.

One witness told WRAL news that several people were involved in the wreck and that they were seen laying on the ground.

The road opened back up at around 4:30 a.m.

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