One woman was killed and four others, including the deceased woman’s daughter, suffered personal injuries in a head-on collision on Strickland Bridge Road in Fayetteville on November 19.


Fayetteville police say Tara Thompson, no age provided, died at the scene. Her 11-year-old daughter, Shanice Thompson, was trapped inside the wreckage for more than two hours before emergency crews were able to extract her, police said.


Shanice Thompson received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery, police said. As of later that night, she was listed in critical condition.


Police say Burgaw resident Johnnie Clint Nabours, no age provided, was driving toward Dundle Road in a Dodge pickup truck. The truck ran off the road and brushed the handlebars of a bicycle ridden by Fayetteville resident Blayne Ritter, who was not injured.


Nabours then overcorrected and struck the Chevrolet Impala driven by Tara Thompson head-on, according to police.


Nabours and two passengers in his vehicle, 36-year-old Burgaw resident Mariano Vazques and 30-year-old Burgaw resident Pedro Santos, received transport to Cape Fear Valley. Their conditions were not immediately made available.

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