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Franklin County, North Carolina — August 26, 2012

A motorist died in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 56 and Peach Orchard Road in Franklinton Sunday afternoon.

According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 82-year-old Vincent Hunter of Louisburg was attempting to make a turn in his vehicle when he failed to yield and pulled into the path of the vehicle driven by 56-year-old Yvonne Morgan of Franklinton.

Ms. Morgan died from her injuries. Mr. Hunter was not hurt.

It is not known how much damage the vehicles involved sustained in the crash.

Mr. Hunter faces a death by motor vehicle charge in this case.

In 2008, there were a total of 37,261 traffic fatalities in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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