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Four hurt in Williams area wreck


     A mother, two children, and a man in a second vehicle were injured in a crash near Williams Township School Monday morning, the first day of classes there.

     It was not clear if the children were Williams students, or even that old. None of the injuries appeared serious, though all were taken by Whiteville Rescue Unit ambulances to Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville.

     Williams Township Fire Department also responded.

     Damage was heavy to both vehicles, the front end of a mini-van driven by the mother crushed, the pick-up truck that had been towing a trailer with lawn care equipment, including lawn mowers, coming to rest on its side. One of the lawn mowers ended up under the trailer, which separated from the truck, while a wheel and most of the rear axle of the truck came to rest several yards away.

     The crash took place on F.M. Cartrette Road at Old Cribbtown Road after 7:30 a.m.

     An investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol was underway Monday morning.

     Look for more on this story in this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.