Traffic Accident Claims Life Of Woman

A woman was killed and three others injured in a single vehicle accident in southern Johnston County Monday afternoon.

The Highway Patrol said the collision occurred at 3:56pm on Highway 50 South of Benson near Reedy Prong Church Road in the Meadow community.

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A 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Tammy Higgins Johnson, 47, of Newton Grove was traveling south on Highway 50 when the vehicle ran off the roadway to the right then crossed the center line to the left. The vehicle then over corrected, traveled off the roadway to the right, striking a ditch culvert and a tree, according to Trooper C.E. Summerlin.

Johnson died at the scene from her injuries.

Three passengers were treated at the scene by Johnston County EMS and released. They were identified as Tiffany Bradley, 25, and two children ages 1 and 5.

Troopers do not believe speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.