A 52-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in an NC 710 crash that occurred on Monday. She has been identified as Leila Sinclair of Veterans Road in St. Paul’s.
The crash site was almost two miles south of Red Springs and Sgt. H.P. Locklear of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the collision occurred around 6:52 a.m.
Sinclair was driving a 2013 Ford passenger vehicle along N.C. 72 when she tried to turn left onto N.C. 710. Locklear said she was struck by a 201 Ford pickup truck driven by Eddie Smiling, 66, of Molly’s Bay Road in Maxton resulting in the NC 710 crash.
According to Locklear, Sinclair was not wearing a seat belt and she was thrown from her vehicle.
Sinclair’s vehicle came to a stop in a southwesterly direction while Smiling’s vehicle overturned and ended up facing the northeast.
Sinclair was flown to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for medical treatment. However, she died as a result of her injuries.
Meanwhile, Robeson County EMS took Smiling’s 36-year-old passenger, Harley Sanderson, to UNC Health Southeastern. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Smiling and his other passenger, 27-year-old Joshua Smiling, were not injured.
Sanderson and the Smilings were all wearing seat belts.
Locklear said speed did not factor into the crash and results of a toxicology test are pending.
The crash report, however, mentions that Sinclair failed to yield the right-of-way to Smiling.
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