Laurel Hill woman charged in wreck


By Beth Lawrence - blawrence@civitasmedia.com



The SUV skidded into the ditch and damaged the median cables before returning to the road.


Debris from the wreck littered the highway and roadside.


Traffic slowed down to manuver around first responders as they worked to clear the accident scene on Wednesday.


Melissa Adams was charged in connection with a wreck that occurred Wednesday morning.


LAURINBURG – A Laurel Hill woman has been charged in connection with a traffic accident that occurred on U.S. 74 at the Turnpike Road overpass Wednesday morning.

According to Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessoms, police responded to a call of a single-vehicle accident at 10 a.m.

Preliminary reports state that Melissa Adams was traveling west on Andrew Jackson Highway when her 2007 Ford SUV hydroplaned, crossed the lane and struck the median cables. Adams then crossed back over the two-lane road and struck a guardrail at the overpass with the right rear portion of her vehicle before coming to rest.

Adams has been charged with failure to maintain lane control and driving too fast for conditions.

According to Sessoms, Adams’ vehicle sustained $6,000 in damages. The estimated damage to the median cables and guardrail is not known.

Adams was treated and released from Scotland Memorial Hospital, according to spokesman Greg Stanley.

The SUV skidded into the ditch and damaged the median cables before returning to the road.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_Cable-1.jpgThe SUV skidded into the ditch and damaged the median cables before returning to the road.

Debris from the wreck littered the highway and roadside.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_Debris-1.jpgDebris from the wreck littered the highway and roadside.

Traffic slowed down to manuver around first responders as they worked to clear the accident scene on Wednesday.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_Traffic-1.jpgTraffic slowed down to manuver around first responders as they worked to clear the accident scene on Wednesday.

Melissa Adams was charged in connection with a wreck that occurred Wednesday morning.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_Truck-1.jpgMelissa Adams was charged in connection with a wreck that occurred Wednesday morning.

By Beth Lawrence

blawrence@civitasmedia.com

Reach Beth Lawrence 910-506-3169

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