RED SPRINGS — A 23-year-old Red Springs woman was killed following a two-car accident Saturday during which her car was T-boned by a pickup truck, according to the state Highway Patrol.
Octavia Tanisha Renee Shaw, of Daniel McLeod Road, had stopped in her 2000 Ford passenger car at the intersection of Old Lowery Road and Daniel McLeod Road about 6 p.m. Saturday, according to 1st Sgt. Ardeen Hunt. Shaw was making a left turn on to McLeod Road when her car was struck on the driver’s side by a 2009 Dodge pickup truck driven by Joshua Jones, 19, of McLeod Road, Hunt said.
The truck knocked Shaw’s car off the roadway, Hunt said. Jones’ truck traveled off the left side of the roadway, overturned and came to rest upright, Hunt said.
Shaw, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Jones was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.
According to Hunt, several vehicles parked along the side of McLeod Road may have blocked Shaw’s view.
Jones was traveling about 55 mph, which is the posted speed limit in the area, according to Hunt.