Highway Patrol looking for witnesses to car accident

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Highway Patrol in Duplin County is hoping someone saw an accident early Sunday morning.

It happened around 12:20am Sunday on Cornwallis Road between Wallace and Teachey.

Troopers say a dark gray or brown 1996 Lincoln Town Car and a black 2002 Mitsubishi Galant were involved.  Somehow both vehicles swerved off the road and hit two parked cars in a yard.

The woman driving the Mitsubishi was seriously hurt and died Thursday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Witnesses say they saw three men leave the Lincoln, but troopers want anyone who saw the actual accident to contact them.

Call the Kenansville office at (910) 296-1311 or after hours, call the Elizabethtown office at 1-800-334-7411.

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