Fayetteville mother dies after car crash, police say

UPDATE: Dozens attend vigil for Fayetteville mom who died after crash

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) –  A 42-year-old mother of a young girl died after a crash in Fayetteville on Friday night, officials say.

CLICK FOR 9 PHOTOS OF LAKINA AND THE VIGIL

Lakina P. Alford, of Grandview Drive died after the car she was driving Friday night crashed at the intersection of Hay and Robeson streets.

Officers responded to the scene shortly after 10 p.m.

Police say Lakina Alford was driving a white Chevrolet Malibu west on Hay Street, and left the roadway at the intersection of Robeson Street striking a light pole.

UPDATE: Dozens attend vigil for Fayetteville mom who died after crash

She was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in critical condition and later died.

Alford’s mother, Janet Alford, told CBS North Carolina her daughter made people smile and always helped others.

Lakina Alford leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter, her family said.

“She touched so many lives, she will be missed by all,” her mother Janet Alford said.

The intersection remained closed for several hours but has since reopened.

The accident remains under investigation.

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