3 Children Among 5 Hurt In Accident

An accident on Monday sent five people to area hospitals. The crash was reported at 6:57pm near the intersection of Highway 39 and Earpsboro Road in northern Johnston County.

According to the NC Highway Patrol, a 2008 Toyota driven by Crystal Anne Urick, 23, of Zebulon was traveling northbound on Highway 39 and attempted to turn left into the parking lot of a business.  Urick turned into the path of a 2006 Chevy traveling southbound on Highway 39 and operated by Sonya Latischa Robeson-Montague, 38, of Zebulon.

Both drivers along with 3 children in the Chevy, ages 5 months, 2, and 13, were transported to hospitals in Johnston and Wake counties. None of the injuries were life threatening.

Urick was charged by Trooper D.T. Sharpe with failure to yield.   Photos by John Payne