PEMBROKE — Authorities are looking for a driver who fled on foot after causing a fatal three-car accident early Saturday, leaving behind a car that was reported stolen, according to the state Highway Patrol.
Misty Dawn Sanders, 34, of 3815 Dallas Road, Lumberton, was killed when the Chevrolet struck her 1999 Saturn head-on at about 2:10 a.m. on U.S. 74 near Pembroke, according to the report by Trooper R.D. Terry. A passenger, Dominic Lafonza McCormick, 31, of Orbie Circle in Fayetteville, was treated by paramedics from Robeson County.
The Chevrolet, traveling an estimated 80 mph in the 55-mph zone, struck Sanders’ car after side-swiping a 2004 Oldsmobile driven by 31-year-old Sunshine Marie Hunt, of Cabinet Shop Road in Rowland, according to the report. The Chevrolet had attempted to pass the Oldsmobile and struck the vehicle when re-entering the westbound lane, Hunt said.
Hunt was taken by ambulance to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The 1994 Chevrolet is registered to Wendy Anderson Chavis, of 1642 Henry Berry Road in Pembroke, 1st Sgt. Ardeen Hunt said. He did not know who reported that the vehicle had been stolen, but said it was reported stolen after the accident.
The Chevrolet and the Saturn were both destroyed; damage to the Oldsmobile was reported at $2,000.
Hunt said that there were no witnesses to the collision, but the Highway Patrol is following up on information as to who may have been driving the 1994 Chevrolet earlier that day.
Anyone with information is asked to call the state Highway Patrol at 910-618-5555. Callers can remain anonymous.