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Woman dies in Harnett wreck; grandchildren survive

Four young children survived a Thursday morning wreck in Harnett County in which their grandmother died, authorities said Friday.

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COATS, N.C. — Four young children survived a Thursday morning wreck in Harnett County in which their grandmother died, authorities said Friday.

Sue Clayton, 62, of Coats, was turning left off Bill Avery Road onto northbound N.C. Highway 55 shortly after 9 a.m. when her car was hit on the driver's side by a dump truck, the Highway Patrol said.

Clayton died at the scene.

Sophia Clayton, 6, Gabriella Clayton, 4, Caleb Troy Clayton, 2, and Chloe Clayton, 5 months, were strapped in car seats in the back seat at the time of the wreck, authorities said.

Gabriella and Troy were taken to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, while Sophia and Chloe were take to UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

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