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Fatal crash on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

WILMINGTON -- A three-vehicle crash on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Wednesday afternoon killed a 29 year-old woman. Police said just before 3 p.m., a flat-bed truck was driving into Wilmington when it tried to change lanes, hitting an 18-wheeler. The flat-bed truck lost control and flipped over the guardrail into oncoming traffic and hit a Chevy Tahoe. The 29 year-old female passenger in the Tahoe died, and a four-year boy in the Tahoe was airlifted to Chapel Hill. The Tahoe's driver was treated for injuries and released. The driver of the flat-bed truck received treatment for his injuries, which do not appear to be life-threatening. According to police, the driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt and continued on to the Port of Wilmington, which was his intended destination. The names of thoes involved in the accident are expected to be released Thursday.

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Slow down

I go across the bridges regularly and I notice that while I'm crossing at the posted 35mph posted limit, many others are whizzing by me at 10-15mph faster than allowed. They need to find a way to enforce the speed limit on the bridges. It may have not had any affect on this accident, but it wouldn't surprise me if either or both of the big rigs we're speeding.


TRAGEDY is what this is...My heart goes out to this family that lost their loved one. People should really be more cautious when coming accross the Cape Fear bridge. There are always accidents on this bridge beacuase of reckless driving. I pray that this little boy will be ok. My thoughts and prayers go out to this woman's family.


We will keep the Shepard and Deschamps families in our prayers. Jalin is recovering in Wake Forest Medical Center.