Local woman dies after T-bone crash on U.S. 1

A two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 1 in Vass claimed the life of a woman from Cameron. Emergency crews responded to the T-bone collision around 8:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 1 Bypass at the U.S. Highway 1 Business intersection Wednesday.

According to authorities on scene, a Toyota 4Runner was attempting to turn left to cross over onto U.S. Highway 1 Business when it crossed the path of a Ford F150 traveling southbound.

The collision sent the Toyota over a guard rail and down the embankment, heavily damaging it. The Ford truck came to a stop along the shoulder with heavy front-end damage.

The 21-year-old female driver of the Toyota SUV was transported to Moore Regional but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The male teenage driver of the Ford truck was transported to Moore Regional to be checked out but was not seriously injured in the crash.

Highway Patrol told Sandhills Sentinel on the scene that a witness told them that the Ford truck was traveling at a high rate of speed, and they did not see the truck’s headlights on, which were contributing factors in the collision.

Both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 1 were shut down for over two hours, and traffic was diverted while crews worked the scene, and the vehicles were removed.

The name of the woman was not released.

This was the third accident Sandhills Sentinel has reported today within a 5-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 1 in less than four hours. This is the second fatality accident Sandhills Sentinel has reported since Saturday. A motorcycle crash claimed a man’s life on U.S. Highway 1 a few miles north of this accident.

Feature photo: A Ford F150 pickup truck sustains heavy damage in a fatal accident on Aug. 23. The young driver of the truck was not seriously hurt. 

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Daniel Gwyn.

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