An 18-year-old remains in intensive care after a recent single-vehicle crash in East Fayetteville in which two younger teens also suffered personal injuries.
Anthony Simpson was one of three passengers who sustained injuries in the crash, which took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. on December 31. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with severe internal injuries, including spleen and kidney damage a broken back and ribs, and an injury to his head, according to Trooper C.W. Ferrell of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Simpson was a front-seat passenger in a 2003 Lincoln Town Car that ran off L.A. Dunham Road twice, struck a ditch, went airborne, and collided with a utility pole, Ferrell said.
The driver, 23-year-old Lawrence Monroe, has been charged with DWI, careless and reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt, and failure to use a child restraint.
Ferrell said that it was estimated that Monroe had been traveling at a rate of speed between 70 and 80 mph in the rain. The collision caused him to be ejected from the vehicle and suffer some internal injuries. He also received transport to Cape Fear Valley.
Ferrell said 15-year-old Marquase McIver and 14-year-old Akeem McIver, brothers, suffered minor injuries in the crash.