10-year-old boy among those flown to hospital after serious crash

Medical helicopter leaves the scene of a serious crash in Lumberton (Source: Lumberton EMS and...
Medical helicopter leaves the scene of a serious crash in Lumberton (Source: Lumberton EMS and Rescue Facebook)
Updated: Mar. 19, 2019 at 7:42 PM EDT
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LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – A crash involving three vehicles sent four people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, including a 10-year-old boy.

Lumberton police said around 1:11 p.m., Donavita Chavis, 52, suffered a major medical emergency, while driving his BMW on Fayetteville Road near the Burger King.

They said it caused him to hit a white pickup truck driven by Wayne Hester, 52. Hester was not injured in the crash.

The BMW ended up traveling into the intersection at Burger King and Smithfield’s BBQ and hit a silver Kia driven by 32-year-old Erica Smith, according to police.

Crews still on scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on Fayetteville Road earlier. Two patients flown to trauma...

Posted by Lumberton Rescue and EMS Inc. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Smith’s 10-year-old son was in the back seat of the Kia and another man, 28-year-old Ronald Sweat Jr, was in the front seat.

Smith’s 10-year-old son and Sweat were flown to the hospital for treatment.

Smith and Chavis were taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

Their conditions have not been released.

Investigators said all parties involved in the crash were wearing seat belts and they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a part in the wreck. They also said speed does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

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