South Johnston Student Injured In Crash

A South Johnston High School student was injured in a single car accident Thursday.

The accident was reported on Jonesboro Road near Dunn.

Harnett County authorities said 17 year-old Autumn Tart of Raynor Road, Benson was traveling on Jonesboro Road when she lost control of her 1989 Nissan Maxima and ran off the roadway colliding with a tree.

Ms. Tart was pinned in the wreckage for about 40 minutes before being cut free by Dunn emergency crews. She reportedly suffered a broken leg and broken ankle and was transported to Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

State Trooper Ricky Johnson estimated Ms. Tart was traveling at speeds between 55 and 60 mph at the time of the crash. She was wearing her seat belt. Her Nissan was a total loss.

Tart, an 11th grade student at South Johnston, was on her way to volunteer at the Habit for Humanity ReStore in Dunn.

Her father, Jeremy, fought back tears as he described the kind person that his daughter is. He said a prayer, thanking God his daughter is alive.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Mike Blackmon sad that Ms. Tart volunteers with the ReStore, “She has a big heart and a bright smile that brightens everyone’s day,” he said.

(Photo and details courtesy The Daily Record)