Investigation is still under way after a collision resulting from a car running a stop sign ended in several serious injuries and one death Friday night in Cordova, police said.
A truck with four people in it was heading west on Ledbetter Road when it was struck on the right side and toppled over at 8:57 p.m. The other vehicle, a Dodge Neon with two people in it, failed to stop at the stop sign where Old Cheraw Highway intersects with Ledbetter Road, according to police.
The truck rolled, killing Donna McLean, 48, of Rockingham, in the passenger side, and ejecting a child in the seat behind her. McLean was not wearing a seat belt, and investigation is under way to determine if the child was wearing a seat belt, police said.
According to State Highway Patrol Trooper Hugh Dixon who responded to the scene, both vehicles were totalled in the collision.
Dixon said the collision resulted in four seriously injured people who were transported to the hospital by FirstHealth EMS. Cordova Fire & Rescue also responded to the scene. The condition of those injured is not known.
According to Dixon, road conditions were dry and the driver of the Dodge Neon was not intoxicated, but may have been using a cellphone. Dixon said he will attempt to pull phone files to verify if the driver’s cell phone caused a distraction leading to the fatal collision.