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Pregnant Louisburg Mother And Two Children Killed In Car Wreck


Posted on Nov 30, 2009

The Triangle area was plagued with a high number of holiday car accidents this Thanksgiving weekend – with a number of serious injuries and fatalities marring the normal joy of the holiday. Raleigh-Durham police say that the roads are always more dangerous during the holidays, a time when more cars clog the roads and more people are found to be drinking and driving.

In what was arguably the most heart-wrenching of the Thanksgiving crashes was the death of a pregnant mother and her two children near Highway 96 in Franklinton, North Carolina. On the night before Thanksgiving, 26-year-old Melissa Jo Bullock Godfrey and her two children, five-year-old Georgia and four-year-old John took to the roads shortly after nine pm in Granville County. Police are unsure of what caused the one-vehicle accident that took the lives of everyone in the vehicle. Godfrey had been visiting her in-laws and was headed home. She was on a rural road at the time of the fatal accident.

The Virginia State Highway Patrol said that Godfrey had veered off of the road, overcorrected, and rolled her vehicle into a tree. The car also drove through a ditch. The two children died at the scene of the accident while Godfrey later died of her injuries at WakeMed. The North Carolina car accident is still under investigation. The family hailed from Louisburg.

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