Highway Patrol Releases More Details On Cove City Crash

We have an update on a story that captivated the country, the little Craven county girl who survived for two days in a crashed car.

Nine-year-old Jordan Landon was trapped in the car in Cove City, next to her father, who was killed in the crash.

The Highway Patrol has been investigating the cause of the accident, and they say alcohol has been officially ruled out.

Troopers say Douglas Landon was going 100 miles per hour when he crashed on highway 55, and the car flipped out of sight in a ditch.

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  • by calvin on Dec 18, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    if he had of been going that fast knowing the area someone would have found him before than cause he would have jumped the culvert pipe and the ditch pluse when a car or vehicle losses traction on one wheel on the drive axle the speed on the odommeter will increase just because it registered over 100 doesnt meen he was going that fast they need to do there home work before they print that
  • by Firefighter Location: Hwy 55 on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:15 PM
    I have to agree with ralphie.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM
    I am going to risk offending the highway patrol and say that the car was NOT traveling 100mph. He fell asleep at normal speed, went off the road, the steep ditch caused the roll over, and THEN, with the wheels up in the air, and engine running, in gear, the wheels got to spinning and the speedometer BROKE reading 100. Truly- from all the cars I have seen smashed from high speed wrecks, this car would have been way more mashed up and flipped around, had it been doing that speed. No offense, troopers.
  • by casey on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    What a strong little girl. I agree with the other comment just let them morn in peace because I know from losing a parent at that age that it is so difficult.
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      by ralphie on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM in reply to casey
      Mourning. SORRY...but Morning is a time of day.
  • by Move on Location: Kinston on Dec 15, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    This family has been through enough, now that you know that there is no story please let them morn in peace.

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