Three Killed In Wilmington SUV Crash

A single-vehicle wreck in Wilmington has killed three people and sent another to the hospital with significant injuries.

Police say the crash happened Monday night, when a sports utility vehicle rounded a curve at a high rate of speed and slammed into a tree.

Investigators have not yet released the names of the victims, but say two of the people who died were women and the driver was a man.

Police say no one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.

Investigators say the SUV was traveling with its headlights turned off, and the driver sped up after passing a police cruiser.

The fourth person in the vehicle was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

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  • by Evelyn Nixon ( Aunt) on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    The tree did not "pull them " GOD DID !!!! Don't be so quick to judge. God is his judge....NOT YOU !!!! Just pray that your child don't die tragically !!!! This is no joking matter. Three lives are gone. Have some decency and respect all three families as we morn our losses !!!!
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:10 PM
    I knew a guy that pulled the same stunt back in 1967.he was buried 3 day's later.his mother and father walked on stage to get his high school diploma.sad very sad.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:52 AM in reply to Pete
      That really is sad.
  • by Deez on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM
    To me it sounds like the cruiser was going to pull them and they sped up trying to get away from him.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 01:56 PM
    Sounds like to me the police cruiser should have pulled them... Hello? Night time and no lights..... Then they speed up after passing a cop..... Why didn't the popo pull them???
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      by Popo Didn't Have To... on Feb 14, 2012 at 09:23 PM in reply to
      The tree pulled them quite well.
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        by Evelyn Nixon (Aunt) on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to Popo Didn't Have To...
        If these were your children or family members dead, you may not find this to be so funny. The tree did not 'pull" them...God DID !!!!! Don't be so quick to judge people. God is the judge !!!

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