LAURINBURG — A Gibson woman and her six-month old son were among three people killed in a two-car crash on N.C. 79 on Monday.
According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, that it appears that a GMC Sierra pick-up truck was traveling west on NC 79 from Laurinburg when it passed in a no-passing zone and struck a Honda Accord.
The driver of the Honda, 23-year-old Miesha Monay Flowers of Gibson, died on scene from her injuries, the report said. Flowers’ son, Omarion, who was in the back seat, died shortly after arriving at Scotland Memorial Hospital.
The other passenger in the Accord — 21-year-old Jamel Devonte Quick — was transported to Sandhills Regional Hospital in Hamlet, where he died shortly after arriving.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said Timonte W. Purvis, a 17-year-old from Bennettsville, South Carolina, was driving the GMC Sierra sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
According to the department’s preliminary investigation, the GMC Sierra had passed several vehicles in a designated no-passing zone before hitting the Honda Accord. The truck was traveling about 70 mph in a 55 mph zone at the time of the collision, according to the report.
The Honda Accord ran off the road to the right to avoid the collision, at the same time the GMC Sierra ran off the road on the left to avoid the collision. The GMC Sierra collided with the Honda Accord on the eastbound shoulder of NC 79, the report said.
The accident occurred around 2:50 p.m.
Authorities say charges are pending against Purvis.