Woman killed in SUV collision

April 2, 2009 4:25:57 AM PDT
Police say one woman died and two passengers were injured when a SUV overturned. The Fayetteville Police Department responded to the crash around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday. Officers say a SUV overturned on Martin Luther King Freeway near Gillespie St.

According to investigators, a Suzuki SUV and a Lexus SUV were traveling southbound on MLK when they collided. After colliding, the SUV went into the median and overturned.

The driver of the SUV, 24-year-old Natasha Matthews of Fayetteville, died at the scene.

One of her passengers, 24-year-old Valerie Groves of Fayetteville, was airlifted to UNC Hospitals and her condition is unknown. The second passenger, a 3-year-old girl, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with minor injuries.

The driver of the Lexus, 45-year-old Yaneth Perez of Fayetteville, and her two passengers were not injured.

Police say charges are being withheld pending the completion of the investigation.


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