Police say a woman who suffered critical personal injuries in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Purdue Drive and Raeford Road in Fayetteville on the morning of October 15 died later that day.


Police have not yet released the woman’s name.


According to police, the wreck occurred shortly before 8 a.m. when a car pulled in front of a Cumberland County school bus.


Fayetteville Police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said that the bus, driven by 49-year-old Norman Upsher, was transporting seven special-needs students. None of the bus’ occupants were injured.


Chance says the bus was en route to Alma Easom Elementary School when the bus was struck by a white Buick LeSabre that had turned left onto Purdue Drive, into the bus’ path.


The Buick then struck a pickup truck that was waiting to turn right onto Raeford Road head-on. The truck was also pulling a trailer of lawn equipment, according to Chance.


Chance said a woman on the passenger side of the Buick sustained critical injuries. Medics performed CPR on her for approximately 10 minutes before she was transported via ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

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