Authorities now say an SUV involved in a serious crash two weeks ago was stolen.
Shannon Kelly Northrup, 36, of Covered Bridge Road, Clayton was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot SUV southbound on Buffalo Road near Selma at 6:01am on July 30th when she ran off the roadway in a curve. The vehicle struck a highway sign and tree.
Two of the four occupants in the SUV were pinned in the wreckage and had to be extricated by rescue workers.
Northrup was seriously injured. Three teens – ages 15, 16, and 17 – were passengers in the vehicle. Two of the teens sustained serious injuries. One sustained minor injuries.
Hours after the wreck, the SUV was reported stolen by its owner. According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, the owner had allowed her daughter to drive the Honda to Northrup’s house on July 29th and spend the night. When her daughter woke up the next morning Northrup and the SUV was gone.
Northrup was arrested Aug. 12th and charged with felonious larceny of a motor vehicle. She was given a $5,000 secured bond. There was no update on the condition of the injured teens.
Scene photos by John Payne