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Zebulon mother killed in crash

Posted April 23, 2011 11:15 p.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2011 5:39 p.m. EDT

— A mother of six was killed Saturday night and four of her children injured in a car wreck on Worth Hinton Road in Zebulon, police said.

Chaneka Fenetra Stroud, 32, of King Malcolm Lane in Zebulon, was killed instantly when the car flipped and landed on its top, police said. 
Flesuia Thomas heard the crash from inside her home on Worth Hinton Road. She said it sounded like a "boom, boom, boom."
She went outside and tried to comfort Stroud's children.
"I made a mistake because I told (them) she would be all right and she isn't," Thomas said. "I don't know what to do."
Police said the children in the car were taken to WakeMed for treatment, and their injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening. 

Cyerah Stroud, 13, was not in the car but said her siblings were expected to recover fully from their injuries. Family members asked her to speak for them Sunday night. She said she'll miss her mother.
"She was my guiding light. She told me a lot," Cyerah Stroud said.
Police had not identified a cause of the crash. Only Stroud's car was involved.