Four Dead After Two Separate Crashes in Harnett County

This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the state of North Carolina. Our team at The Law Offices of Jason E.Taylor has represented thousands of clients who have been the victims of other’s negligence while operating motor vehicles. We deeply understand the profound impacts these accidents can have on so many families and loved ones.

Two vehicle crashes over the span of 24 hours claimed the lives of four people in Harnett County. 

On Friday, August 11th, 42-year-old Dana Lashea Avery of Erwin and 52-year-old Edward Joseph Hadder Jr. of Cameron died in an accident on Shady Grove Road in Harnett County. The accident occurred around 2:07 p.m. on Friday when Avery crossed the center line in a 2015 Nissan Altima and crashed head-on with Hadder Jr.’s 2006 Saturn Vue.

Police say speeding and driving left of the center were factors for Avery, while alcohol and improper restraint were contributing factors for Hadder Jr. 

Another Fatal Accident Hours Earlier, Two Miles Away

Thursday night on August 10th, just two miles away from Shady Grove Road, authorities responded to a deadly car crash. Jessie Harrington, 21, of Bunnlevel, and Eric Creech, 15, died in the crash on North Carolina Highway 210 near Spring Lake.

 An 18-year-old man was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty traveling south on N.C. Highway 210, when he crossed the center line and collided with a 2012 Ford Focus driven by Harrington. Creech was a passenger in Harrington’s car, that was heading north.

The 18-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. As of Friday afternoon, authorities have not filed any charges on either driver and are still investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

Our thoughts and prayers at The Law Offices of Jason E.Taylor are with the families who lost loved ones and those hurt in these tragic car accidents near Harnett County. 

Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.

Note: This information is created and published using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information being shared and reported has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected or updated since publication, contact us and we will review and revise accordingly. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.



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