Two women killed in Maple Hill crash


MAPLE HILL, NC (WWAY) — Two people are dead after a crash in Pender County late Thursday night.

According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in just after 11 p.m. near Highway 50 and Old Maple Hill Road.

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Officials said it was a single vehicle crash. Highway Patrol says Shemada Banks, 35 of Holly Ridge, and Kayla Dancy, 19, of Holly Ridge were killed in the accident.

The trooper told WWAY the car failed to stop at a stop sign and ran into trees.

Highway Patrol believes speeding and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.

The investigation is on-going.