A one-year-old boy was among three Robeson County residents killed in vehicular crashes over the February 13-14 weekend.
The car in which he was traveling crashed into a creek close to Raynham after noon on Saturday. Sgt. James McVicker of the State Highway Patrol said troopers were dispatched to U.S. 301 around 12:30 p.m.
Investigations revealed that a Ford passenger vehicle was heading south on U.S. 301 when it went over the centerline, went off the road to the left, and hit a tree, McVicker said the vehicle then became mostly submerged in the water.
The vehicle was driven by Marlon Christopher Hunt, a 23-year-old resident of Rowland. He was the father of the one-year-old and he has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
McVicker said no one else was in the car when the crash occurred and reckless driving was a factor in the crash. It is not yet known if Hunt was impaired as test results are pending.
Meanwhile, two Red Springs teens were also killed on Saturday. Master Trooper J.A. Edwards said they were involved in a head-on collision that took place around 1:55 p.m. on U.S. 501 in Scotland County.
The victims were identified as Serena Locklear of Mt. Zion Church Road and Isaiah Hardin, of Chavis Road. The two 18-year-olds died after Locklear’s 2005 Ford Focus crossed the centerline and struck a northbound Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai was driven by Brandon Hammonds,30, of Taylor Road in Laurinburg.
Both teens died at the scene while Hammonds and his three young passengers were taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital for treatment.
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