Police: Alcohol suspected in head-on crash that injured 5 in Eden

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EDEN, N.C. — Police say alcohol is suspected in a head-on crash that injured three adults and two children in Rockingham County.

The crash, which involved a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu and a 1998 Toyota Camry, was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of East Aiken Road.

Rhonda Reid Wood, 49, who was driving the Malibu, and Roxana Fuentes, 29, who was driving the Camry, both had to be removed from their vehicles by rescuers.  They were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment.

eden crash insertThree passengers in the Camry were taken to Morehead Memorial Hospital.  They were identified as 36-year-old Walter Rodriguez, a 7-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old boy.

Wood was listed in serious condition as of noon Friday.

Fuentes and Rodriguez have both been released from the hospital.

The conditions of the children were not available.

According to police, the Malibu was traveling west on East Aiken Road when it crossed the center lines and collided head-on with the eastbound Camry.

Police say the Malibu was traveling faster than the posted speed limit and they believe Wood was under the influence of alcohol.  It is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash and charges are pending.

No other information has been provided.

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