Two teenagers from Lenoir County suffered fatal personal injuries in an accident on Interstate 95 on July 6 in which their family car overturned, authorities said.
At around 4:30 p.m., the Humphrey family, of Deep Run, N.C., was traveling south on I-95 and was approximately 14 miles from the Florida border when the driver’s side rear tire blew out, resulting in the driver, 51-year-old Claude Humphrey, losing control of the vehicle. The vehicle ran off the road, overturned in a ditch, and collided with a tree.
Authorities say 15-year-old Katlyn Humphrey and 18-year-old Taylor Humphrey were killed in the crash. They were not wearing their seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle.
Claude Humphrey and 12-year-old Carly Humphrey received transport to Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, while 48-year-old Beverly Humphrey was taken to Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Kingsland, Ga. All three were released after undergoing treatment.