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Wilson Times (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Wilson, North Carolina Second person Dies from . 58 wreck by Jon Jimison times editor a second person has died from injuries sustained in a head on wreck Friday afternoon on . 58 in Wilson county. A 2006 lexus Sun was travelling North and a 2003 Ford pickup was travelling South about 3 48 . Friday when the lexus crossed the Center line and hit the Ford head on said . Highway patrol master trooper r. Summerlin. The Driver of the lexus Peggy b. Deans 70, of Rocky mount died Friday. Her husband and passenger. Kenneth h. Deans 77, was treated and released from the Hospital. Christie l Hopkins. 40, of Bailey died saturday morning at Vidwant medical Center in Greenville. She was a passenger in the Ford. Her husband and the Fords Driver. Autry w Hopkins 46, is in stable condition at Vidwant. Troopers Are still investigating the wreck to determine Why it happened. They done to know if a medical episode occurred but have ordered a medical report. A witness told investigators everything happened so fast there Wasny to time for the vehicles to react. The witness said All of a sudden the lexus crossed the Center line for an unknown reason. A a we Are still looking into it and investigating what happened a Summerlin said. The witness car received minor damage but the individual Wasny to Hurt he said. Both Drivers were pinned in their vehicles from the wreck said Highway patrol sgt. R f. Westbrook said the Driver of the pickup and passenger were airlifted to Vidwant medical Center in Greenville. The Driver and passenger of the lexus were transported to Wilson medical Center. Speed does no to appear to be a Factor for either vehicle. Summerlin said. Multiple Rescue agencies responded Friday afternoon and traffic had to be rerouted As troopers investigated the wreck along the two Lane Highway. The wreck occurred just Short of the Nash county Border Friday s incident marked the second and third deaths in a three Day period on Wilson county roads. An 11-year-old Springfield Middle school student died wednesday afternoon after being struck crossing new Sandy Hill Church county wreck there was also a head on wreck saturday that killed see wreck Page 2ahonoring the memory of 11-year-Oldeggstravaganza crowd wears Julia Manuel s favorite color by Olivia Neeley times staff writer when Linda Johnson and her family heard that Wilson Community Church would be honouring 11-year-old Julia Manuel at this years easter egg Hunt by wearing purple they knew they wanted to attend. A it touched our hearts a said Johnson dressed in purple saturday. A was a mom it could have been my Julia a Springfield Middle school student was struck and killed by a pickup truck wednesday afternoon As she crossed new Sandy Hill Church Road. Officials believe Julia was trying to Check the Mailbox across the Street from her Home. Johnson said they did no to know Julia but they wanted to head out to the annual easter event to show their support to Julia a family. A it s just sad Quot said Johnson a 14-year-old daughter Holly. A it could have been me. I feel for her family. And its dose to Julia was Active with her family at Wilson Community Church. She had even signed up to Volunteer for this years easter egg Hunt which hid 15, Kkt easter eggs. Church members were reluctant to hold the event after hearing about Julia a death. But her father Percy Manuel and Mother Amanda Manuel urged the Church to continue on As planned. Its what Julia would have wanted. The Church then asked the Wilson Community and members to come out saturday and enjoy the fun filled Day but to also Honor the 11-year-old by wearing her favorite color purple. Thousands attended Wilson a largest easter egg Hunt that was held at the Church located on Montgomery drive behind Taco Bell. Hundreds dressed in purple to Honor Julia including Theresa Clark and her 9-year-old daughter Victoria. A a we re purple out a Clark said. Al one time. 9-year-old see Manuel Page 2a kids enjoy the easter held saturday at Wilson Community Church. Many in attendance wore purple to remember 11-year-old Julia Manuel and her favorite color. Ltd w. Pah it charting her own course by Stephanie Creech times managing t Cli Tor seventeen year old Monica Sullivan has worked out with a personal Trainer at the Myca of Wilson Ever since last summer. Monica a developing her upper body strength and pull ups have become part of her life now As she s pre paring to enter the United states naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland on july i. Getting an appointment to attend the Academy has been an emotional rollercoaster in itself for the Hunt High school senior but now that Monica a dream is a reality she shaving to confront what she describes As a the obvious elephant in the some people done to understand Why Monica wants to go to the Academy and enter a world where men still outnumber worn in. To answer the question. Monica need Only look to the women in her own life a women can be As Independent As said Monica during a break from class tuesday a i know one Day i w ill out rank a Man. But it will be because i be worked Toi it this is w hat i want to do and i should not let my gender Stop me Quot plus. Monica is Quick to assure people Shell still be girly Shes in bet 14th year of dance lessons at work pays off As student lands naval appointment Hunter s dance in Wilson. And she s a member of the Junior Pink bodies club at Hunt when the time comes this summer to Cut her hair to meet military standards. Monk a plans to donate her hair Tor use by cancel patients she does no to think getting used to a Shorter Cut w ill be too difficult army not her Choice Monica s interest in attending a military Academy stained by Hen her brother. Philip Sil Lily an. Started apply my for an appointment to attend West Point she remembers the family see Sullivan Page 8a in tonight a thi Bio nigh Duke takes on Wisconsin in Mcaa final. Slight Chance of showers Hilo 60

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