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Speed Is Blamed For A Three-Fatality Crash In Fayetteville


Posted on Dec 24, 2009

Multiple families were ripped apart this week when a speeding Mustang cause a three-car fatal accident on Hope Mills Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina. North Carolina Police say that 26-year-old Tristan Hanna’s contract nurse job in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center had run out and that the young man and his fiancée were packed up and returning to New York when the Fayetteville three-car accident occurred. Witnesses reported that the Mustang was speeding, probably going 90 miles per hour, at the time of the collision.

The Mustang swerved into ongoing traffic while trying to miss hitting a car in front of him, and hit a white minivan which then slammed into a furniture truck. The minivan was carrying 26-year-old Hien Troung from Parkton, his young wife, and their infant daughter. Hanna, Troung, and the baby all died of the car accident injuries, though all three were airlifted to Chapel Hill Medical Center. Troung’s wife, Hanna’s fiancée, and the two people in the furniture truck were all injured and rushed to nearby hospitals. The two women are in critical condition.

The accident occurred a few minutes after 2 pm on Thursday. Police say that speed was definitely a factor in the crash and that although bottles of alcohol were found in the Mustang, drinking did not appear to be involved. The collision occurred near George Owen Road and Camden Road.

"We had three patients pinned in. All of them were code traumas," Hope Mills Fire Chief Chief Chuck Hodges told reporters.

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