3 killed in separate accidents
by Adelina Shee Staff writer
PEMBROKE — Three Robeson County residents were killed in separate single-vehicle accidents this weekend, according to officials.
The accidents were all similar, with the victims traveling alone, driving over the speed limit, and none were wearing a seat belt.
Amber Alane Locklear, 21, of 8393 Deep Branch Road, Pembroke, was killed in an accident that happened at 12:20 p.m. Saturday on Chicken Road, about four miles south of Pembroke, according to a report by Trooper M.J. Miles of the state Highway Patrol.
Locklear was traveling south at about 65 mph in a 55-mph zone when her 1999 Honda passenger car ran off the road to the right, she over-corrected and the vehicle exited the road to the left, striking a ditch and then crashing into a mobile home.
Locklear was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where she died.
According to the report, the accident caused about $2,000 worth of damage to the mobile home, which is owned Mary Ann Powell, who lives on South Chicken Road in Rowland. Locklear’s vehicle was destroyed.
Melissa Dial, 35, of 974 Emma Jane Road, St. Pauls, was killed in an accident that occurred at 2:38 a.m. on Sunday on Singletary Church Road, six miles east of Lumberton, according to a report by state Trooper S.C. Hunt.
Dial was traveling north on Singletary Church Road in a 1998 Chevrolet passenger car when it ran off the road to the right and struck a ditch. The report said the vehicle overturned, ejecting Dial.
Dial was traveling at about 65 mph in a 55-mph zone. She was pronounced dead at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. The Chevrolet was destroyed.
William Carrell Gay III, 24, of Lumberton, was killed early Sunday morning when his pickup truck ran off the road to the left on N.C. 72 East and overturned, according to Capt. Jerome Morton of the Lumberton Police Department.
“He left the roadway, struck a tree, overturned and was ejected from the vehicle,” Morton said.
Morton said Gay was traveling south in a 2006 GMC pickup truck when the accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m.
Gay was pronounced dead at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. The pickup truck, which was valued at $15,000, was destroyed.
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