North Carolina state troopers cite fatigue as the likely cause of a two-vehicle accident in Sanford on August 7 in which an 18-year-old man was killed and a family of four required hospital transport for the personal injuries they suffered.


According to troopers, a Chevrolet Blazer driven by 18-year-old Cameron resident Sebastian Talley crossed the center line on N.C. Highway 87 at Winstead Road at about 9 p.m. and collided with an oncoming Ford F250 pickup truck. Talley was pronounced dead at the scene.


The driver of the pickup and two passengers received air transport to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. They were identified as 40-year-old Wayne Fausz, 15-year-old Nathaniel Fausz, and 9-year-old Autumn Fausz.


Wayne and Nathaniel Fausz were in critical condition as of August 8. Troopers say their injuries were serious but were not considered to be life-threatening. Autumn Fausz sustained multiple broken bones and has since been listed in good condition.


A third passenger, 34-year-old Natasha Fausz, received transport to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. Her condition was not immediately made available.


Troopers said that they were told by Talley’s father that his son had recently worked multiple double-shifts at the Coty manufacturing plant in Sanford.
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