Head-On Collision Claims Life


A Lumberton woman was killed Thursday when a driver running from a state trooper on N.C. 211 collided with the vehicle she was a passenger in.


Trooper P.A. Collins had stopped at a parking lot in the Mayfair subdivision to investigate two suspicious cars.  As he was walking toward one car, it sped off in the wrong direction on a one-way street.


Calvin Jones, driving an Oldsmobile, sped onto N.C. 211 heading toward Red Springs.

Jones pulled into the eastbound lane to pass other vehicles, crossed the centerline, ran off the road and hit a Honda head-on driven by 17-year-old Miranda Hunt.


Hunt’s 35-year-old mother, Shelda Faye Hunt was killed in the crash.


Miranda Hunt had seen the Oldsmobile approaching and had pulled off the road. She had almost come to a complete stop at the time of impact. Jones was traveling at an excessive speed when he hit them.


Also seriously injured in the Honda was an 8-month-old male child.


Miranda and the boy were transported to Southeastern Regional Hospital.


Jones was charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated death by vehicle, speeding to elude arrest and driving while impaired.

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