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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Alcohol may have been a factor in a head-on crash in Pender County Sunday that killed two drivers and one child, and left another with serious injuries.

Troopers say it happened on Highway 11 near Tate Road in Willard around 7 p.m.

They say 26-year-old Willard woman, Jessica Lynn Carr, was speeding in a mustang when she crossed the center line, hitting another car head on.

37-year-old Willard woman, Tammy Rae Giddens, was driving the car that was hit, with her two children in the back seat.

Troopers say Carr, Giddens, and Giddens’ 6-year-old daughter, Lucy, all died in the crash, and her 3-year-old son suffered serious injuries.

They say both children were in car seats at the time of the crash.

Trooper Wilson says the young boy was transported to Chapel Hill to be treated for his injuries.

He says investigators are waiting on alcohol tests to come back.


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