2 Mass. residents among 3 killed in head-on crash on I-95 in North Carolina

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has identified the three people who were killed in a weekend, head-on crash on Interstate 95 near the South Carolina border.

According to the patrol, Thomas Holland, 44, of Grafton, Massachusetts, was driving the southbound 2018 Toyota which left the interstate, crossed the median and hit a northbound vehicle head-on, The Robesonian of Lumberton reported.

The patrol said a passenger in Holland’s car, 60-year-old Debra Anderson, of Oxford, Massachusetts, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Both Holland and Anderson died at the scene.

Also, the patrol said Gail Lee, 73, of Deland, Florida, was a passenger in the northbound 2017 Ford SUV. She was killed, and the driver, David Lee, also 73 and from Deland, Florida, suffered serious injuries.

After the initial collision, there was a chain reaction involving two other vehicles, according to the patrol. Four more people suffered what were termed “evident” injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, the patrol said.

A report by the investigating trooper didn’t indicate what caused Holland’s car to cross the median into oncoming traffic.

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