A Lumberton, NC crash involving three vehicles resulted in one death and left two more people injured on Thursday, March 4.
Authorities with the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) say the accident happened around 7:20 on Thursday evening, about two-tenths of a mile west of Covington Farm Road. A 2018 Chevrolet car and a 1996 Saturn were both heading west on N.C. 20. The Chevrolet, driven by Maurice Williams of St. Pauls, was behind the Saturn.
Sergeant Locklear of the NCHP says it appears that Williams attempted to pass the Saturn, which was driven by Melissa Bullard of Lumberton. This caused the Chevrolet to hit the Saturn’s left rear quarter panel. The Chevrolet then bounced off the Saturn, crossing left of the centerline in a sideways motion, while the Saturn came to a stop on the shoulder.
At that point, a 2004 Chevrolet SUV moving east on N.C. 20 hit the Chevrolet car, causing the SUV to overturn in the roadway, partially ejecting passenger Ieshia Davis of Lumberton. Sadly, she was later pronounced dead from her injuries.
Bullard and Williams were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Authorities say charges are pending in the crash.
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