Woman charged in deadly Duplin Co. accident, 2 others seriously injured

BEULAVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A Duplin County woman is facing charges after a Friday accident killed a 93-year-old and seriously injured two others.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said it happened Friday around 2:40 p.m.

Troopers said Rose Surcey was driving west on N.C 24 when she tried to make a left-hand turn onto Fountaintown Road and collided with an oncoming car.

Highway Patrol said the oncoming car, carrying 93-year-old Eula Kennedy and 88-year-old John Orfield, ended up upside down.

Kennedy died from her injuries, troopers said. Orfield suffered serious injuries.

Highway Patrol said three kids, ranging in age from 4 to 13 years old, were in the car driven by Surcey. All four people in the car were taken to the hospital, and the 13-year-old was seriously hurt.

Surcey was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield to oncoming traffic.

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