Mother of 2 killed, another woman injured in Moore County crash

VASS, N.C. (WNCN) — One woman died at the scene and a second woman was seriously injured in a car crash Sunday morning in Moore County.


The crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. on N.C. Highway 690 at the Moore County and Cumberland County line, The Aberdeen Times reported.

A Honda Accord ran off the road and hit a tree.

The victims were pinned in the car until they could be removed by emergency workers.

A helicopter from Fort Bragg landed on N.C. 690 to pick up an injured woman and take her to a hospital, but an ambulance from Fort Bragg had already transported her to the hospital. Officials originally said she was transported by helicopter.

N.C. 690 was blocked in both directions for an extended period of time while the accident scene was being investigated.

The victim that died has been identified by family as Karlea Pressley, 25, of Spring Lake. She was a mother of two young children, her family said.

Responding to this accident were units with Crains Creek Fire Department, Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, NC State Highway Patrol, and Fort Bragg Military Police.

The crash is under investigation.

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