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Several injured in fatal accident in Pender Co.

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Several people were taken to the hospital after a fatal accident in Pender County Friday afternoon.  Witnesses believe two victims could have been children.

According to authorities 22-year old Petori Simpson was driving a Crown Victoria headed northbound on US 117.  Simpson overcorrected as she was veering off the road and drove head first into a mini van from the other direction.

Petori Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman driving the mini van suffered 2 broken legs. She and 3 others were reportedly taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.

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