Speed Is Blamed For A Three-Fatality Crash In Fayetteville
The Mustang swerved into ongoing traffic while trying to miss hitting a car in front of him, and hit a white minivan which then slammed into a furniture truck. The minivan was carrying 26-year-old Hien Troung from Parkton, his young wife, and their infant daughter. Hanna, Troung, and the baby all died of the car accident injuries, though all three were airlifted to Chapel Hill Medical Center. Troung’s wife, Hanna’s fiancée, and the two people in the furniture truck were all injured and rushed to nearby hospitals. The two women are in critical condition.
The accident occurred a few minutes after 2 pm on Thursday. Police say that speed was definitely a factor in the crash and that although bottles of alcohol were found in the Mustang, drinking did not appear to be involved. The collision occurred near George Owen Road and Camden Road.
"We had three patients pinned in. All of them were code traumas," Hope Mills Fire Chief Chief Chuck Hodges told reporters.