The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that a woman from Salemburg suffered fatal personal injuries in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of High House and Bearskin roads, approximately six miles northwest of Clinton, on September 10.
The report filed by Trooper J.L. Murphy said that 57-year-old Barbara Hairr Faircloth died shortly after being ejected from the Ford SUV she was a passenger in. The accident took place shortly after 10 a.m.
The report said 26-year-old La Grange resident Jeremy Ray Bryant was southbound on Bearskin Road in a 2009 Chevrolet pickup. He ran the stop sign at the intersection with High House Road and his truck collided with the SUV, which was driven west by 24-year-old Salemburg resident Ashleigh Stancil Faircloth. The truck impacted the SUV on the passenger side.
The collision caused the SUV to run off the road to the left, hit a ditch, and overturn three times. Barbara Faircloth was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected.
Ashleigh Faircloth’s 11-month-old child was also a passenger in the vehicle and was restrained in a child seat in the back seat. Both received transport to Sampson Regional Medical Center for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
The report said Bryant received transport to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, but a hospital spokesman said he was not a patient there as of September 13.
The report said that Bryant was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign.