Durham 6-year-old child, woman killed in Wake County crash, 2 others injured

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Durham woman and a 6-year-old child were killed and two others were injured Saturday morning in a Wake County wreck on NC Highway 98.

Just before noon, North Carolina Highway Patrol said a vehicle traveling northbound on Moores Pond Road failed to yield the right-of-way when a second vehicle traveling westbound on NC-98 struck the initial vehicle.

Authorities identified the two fatalities as 41-year-old Julie Abraham and 6-year-old Nicholas Abraham both from Durham.

Abraham and her son were passengers in the car. The driver was Julie Abraham's husband and Nicholas Abraham's father.

A pregnant passenger in the other car was transported to WakeMed.

Marc Hurd witnessed the crash from his porch late Saturday morning.

"I looked up and saw the impact. And then the cars flew off the road," Hurd said.

He, along with another woman, quickly ran towards the scene to try and help.

"I noticed just the boy at first, and I saw he was still moving around a little bit. So I took out my knife and cut the seatbelt," Hurd said, adding the 6-year-old Nicholas Abraham was in the back seat.

However, the 6-year-old stopped moving moments later.

"I watched that boy die. And there's nothing I can do about it," said Hurd.
They then found Julie Abraham, also in the back seat. Hurd said he checked her pulse, but she was not breathing. He stayed on-scene with the other victims until Wake EMS and Highway Patrol arrived.

Hurd is hoping county officials address the dangers of this intersection.

"Maybe they should put a light or a traffic circle or something. There's a traffic circle up the road, and I don't really see accidents up there," said Hurd.

There is a stop sign on both sides of Moore's Pond Road, however Hurd pointed to a dip on NC 98 near the intersection that can make it difficult for driver's visibility.

Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

This is a developing story.
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