A woman and her child died in a North Carolina car accident May 30, 2012. According to reports, Tisa Michelle Strickland Dellinger hit a tractor-trailer head-on while attempting to pass several drivers. She was driving west on N.C. 150 and drove into on-coming traffic to pass cars in her lane when she collided with a tractor-trailer that was headed in the opposite direction.
"The tractor-trailer swerved off the right shoulder to miss her but he still struck the car," Trooper W.A. Martin told Hickory Daily Record.
Martin reported that he was unsure of what exactly happened. He said it did not appear that Dellinger tried to stop or swerve out of the way of the on-coming tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer did leave about two-dozen feet of skid marks, showing that it tried to avoid the collision.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash. The accident occurred about a half-mile from N.C. 16 just before 8 a.m.
Dellinger and her 1-year-old daughter both died in the crash.
Source: Hickory Daily Record
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