A Thursday morning crash outside of Southern Pines claimed a life.
The accident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Highway 22.
The accident involved a Nissan sedan and a dump truck.
The female driver of the Nissan was pronounced deceased on the scene, according to Southern Pines Fire Chief Mike Cameron.
The highway patrol accident report identified the 18-year-old Aberdeen woman as Ksenia Manzo.
The driver of the dump truck was not injured, according to Cameron.
Carthage Fire and Rescue, Eastwood Fire and Rescue and air care were dispatched to the accident but later canceled after the victim was pronounced deceased.
Highway 22, between McCaskill Road and Farm Life School Road, was closed for nearly three hours.
State Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.
A dog, Willie, was traveling in the car and is now missing. He was last seen on Farm Life School Road on July 8. If you see him, please call 910.315.0557 or 910.992.9376.
Responding to the scene were Southern Pines Fire and Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, State Highway Patrol, and Boles Funeral Home.
Photo: Southern Pines Fire and Rescue responds to the scene of a fatality accident on July 7. Photo from the fire department.
~Article by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.