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Anson County, North Carolina – July 15, 2012

Four motorists, including three children, died while two other motorists were hospitalized after a two vehicle collision on North Carolina Highway 52 Sunday morning.

According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Cheryl Powell Bailey was traveling northbound in her minivan around 10:50 a.m. when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with the sedan driven by 41-year-old Ryan Robinson.

Mr. Robinson, his daughter 15-year-old Latavia Robinson, and his grandchildren 13-year-old Latresha Wall and 10-year-old Taleyah Wall died at the scene. Mr. Robinson’s wife, 49-year-old Rose Robinson, and Ms. Bailey were transported to Carolinas Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

Officials are conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this incident.

Every day in the United States, an average of 4 children age 14 and younger were killed and 529 were injured in motor vehicle crashes during 2008 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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