Woman Dies In Johnston County Traffic Accident

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ANGIER – One person died and three others were injured in a traffic accident in southwestern Johnston County near the Harnett County line.

The two vehicle collision was reported at 6:01pm Friday on Massengill Pond Road near Jared Drive.

The State Highway Patrol said Jennifer Ann McGuire was operating a burgundy Chevrolet Lumina that ran off the roadway to the right, overcorrected, then crossed the centerline and was struck in the passenger side by an oncoming Chevrolet Traverse.

McGuire died at the scene. The driver of the Traverse, Jimmy Kyle Hayes, and two passengers received minor injuries.

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Troopers said McGuire was not wearing a seat belt and impairment is suspected. They are also investigating whether she may have been using her mobile device at the time of the fatal crash.