A Fort Bragg soldier and two other people died in a high-speed car crash in Harnett County that involved three vehicles on Tuesday, November 4.
Sharon Southerland of Fort Bragg and Ashley Richardt and Abraham Lowe of Lillington died in the accident, which occurred south of Lillington.
Authorities report Southerland was speeding on NC 210 South when she lost control of her car and crossed the centerline of the highway. Southerland’s car collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Timothy Edwards of Spring Lake. Edwards was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
A third vehicle, driven by George Tracy was struck with debris from the collision. He was not injured.
Speeding is consistently a leading factor in crashes--often the top cause of car accidents. In these cases, it might be possible to negotiate that the at-fault driver was not only negligent, but grossly negligent. These two terms are treated differently in injury cases. Fayetteville injury attorney Brent Adams explains more about the difference between negligence and gross negligence here. Accident victims and their family members can also learn more about these terms in Mr. Adams' book on North Carolina car accident claim mistakes--which is available at no cost to injured persons and their relatives. You can complete the form on the right side or click here to request a book.