LUMBERTON — A 17-year-old and a 10-month-old who were both from Robeson County were killed in separate car accidents during the Memorial Day weekend, according to Sgt. Daniel Hilburn of the state Highway Patrol.
Adara Taylor Baker, 17, was killed Saturday at about 2 p.m. when her 2004 Honda Pilot struck a tree, according to a report filed by Trooper B.K. Covington.
Baker was driving east on Moss Neck Road, 1.3 miles east of Pembroke and about eight-tenths of a mile from Union Chapel Road, when her vehicle ran off the road to the right. Baker swerved back onto the road, crossed the center line, and exited the road to the right again when the car struck a tree, the report said.
According to Covington’s report, Baker, who lived on N.C. 711 in Lumberton, was traveling the speed limit, which is 55, but was not wearing a seat belt.
Baker was alone in the car.
On Friday night, 10-month-old Kailey Hunt was killed when her mother’s car ran off the road and overturned, according to a report filed by Trooper D.E. Raynor.
Hunt was in the car with her mother, 23-year-old Tiera Sharne Davis, and 5-year-old sister, Keyazha Davis, who were both injured. The family lives on Pleasant Hope Road in Fairmont.
Hunt was pronounced dead at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Tiera Davis was taken to the same hospital and Keyazha Davis was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
“We checked Friday evening and she had some injuries but they were not life-threatening,” Hilburn said of the 5-year-old.
Tiera Davis was driving her 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier on N.C. 41 about 2.1 miles south of Lumberton and two-tenths of a mile from Greensville Road when she ran off the road to the right, over-corrected, crossed the center line, ran off the road to the left, hit a driveway, overturned and struck a tree. The impact collapsed the roof of the vehicle, the report said.
All three passengers were properly restrained and the car was traveling at the 55-mph speed limit, Hilburn said. The accident happened at 5 p.m.
“Traffic was busy but other than those two incidents, which were not related to Memorial Day, we had a safe weekend,” Hilburn said.