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Speed a factor in deadly crash: TCPD

Responders on the scene of Thursday’s deadly auto crash in Tabor City, after everyone had been removed from the Cadillac. (Deuce Niven, TLT)


     Speed was a factor in a deadly crash no a Tabor City street Thursday night, Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said.

     Kristina Jacobs, 27, of Seal Street, died before she could be freed from a 2006 Cadillac that slammed into a tree at the split between North Lewis and Watering streets at about 7:20 p.m., Conway said.

     Jacobs was a passenger in the car driven by Klonte Stanley, 26, who lived at the same Seal Street address. Stanley was seriously injured, and taken by helicopter to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, Conway said. Stanley was alert and speaking with hospital staff Friday morning, and expected to survive his injuries, Conway said.

     Stanley’s Cadillac was travelling north on Lewis Street “at a high rate of speed” and appeared to be attempting to make the slight left turn onto Watering Street when it slammed directly into trees at the point of the V intersection, Conway said.

     An investigation is ongoing, Conway said, adding that it’s “too soon” to say with certainty how fast the car was going. Conway said the TCPD will confer with District Attorney Jon David’s office about potential charges.

     Look for updates on this story as details become available, and more in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.