NC assistant principal killed in 2-vehicle crash

Hardin in a photo from Facebook via WECT.

BOARDMAN, N.C. (WECT) — An assistant principal at an Onslow County elementary school was killed in a wreck Sunday at the intersection of U.S. 74 and Old Boardman Road in Columbus County.

UPDATE: Wake County man charged in death of NC assistant principal in Columbus County crash

Hardin in a photo from WNCT.
Hardin in a photo from WNCT.

According to State Highway Patrol, Debra Hardin, 57, of Jacksonville, was attempting to cross the westbound lane of U.S. 74 at around 5:20 p.m. when another vehicle hit her car on the driver’s side.

Hardin was taken to Columbus Regional Healthcare, where she was pronounced dead.

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Three people in the other vehicle were also taken to Columbus Regional Healthcare with minor injuries.

Officials said speed is being investigated as a factor in the deadly collision. No charges have been filed at this time.

WITN reports that Hardin was an assistant principal at Meadow View Elementary in Jacksonville and was a teacher for 15 years before getting her Master’s in administration from East Carolina University.

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