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High Speed Crash Kills Rose Hill Woman

A woman from Rose Hill in Duplin County is dead after a crash in Onslow County on Sunday morning.

The Highway Patrol says 31-year-old Fontella Wilson was killed on Highway 111 near Haw Branch Rd. around 6:50 a.m. Sunday. Troopers say she was headed towards Duplin County when she crashed into an SUV.

Wilson was charged in June for drunk driving after she was pulled over with fifty students on her bus, headed to E.E. Smith Middle School in Duplin County. She was scheduled to be in court this Tuesday morning.

Troopers say Wilson was driving more than 100 miles per hour when she crossed the center line and hit a Chevy Avalanche head on. According to the Highway Patrol, Wilson was not wearing a seat belt. There was also a small smell of alcohol in her car, according to the troopers.

Troopers say the SUV that Wilson crashed into was driven by Ronnie Hargrove, who is also from Rose Hill. He was treated and released.


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