GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police said three people are dead after a car headed the wrong way hit another car early Sunday morning in Greensboro.
Police said Louis Miner Jr., 22, of Smyrna, Del.; Alan Stewart, 21, of Elizabeth City, and Fatimah Weaver, 19, of Greensboro, were killed in the crash.
Greensboro police said they responded around 2:08 a.m. to the eastbound lanes of Wendover Avenue between Walker Avenue and West Market Street.
Authorities said a Ford Taurus driven by Miner collided with a Dodge Neon driven by Stewart with Weaver in the front passenger seat.
Police said the Taurus was headed westbound in the eastbound lanes of Wendover Avenue prior to the crash.
Police said emergency workers pronounced all three dead at the scene of the wreck.
Weaver’s family said she and her driver were on their way back from a date at a late movie. They said she was excited because it was the first time they had been together.
Weaver’s family said she was a mother and student at Guilford Technical Community College.
Besides taking care of her 4-year-old daughter Ayanna, family members said Weaver was focused on finishing up school to become a nurse. The family said they now have to raise Ayanna themselves.
India Harris is Weaver’s sister and said her smile could light up a room.
“She was the sweetest thing you would ever meet,” she said.
The family said her funeral will take place at Power House of Deliverance Garden Cathedral in Greensboro, but did not give an exact time or date.
“It brings up a lot of anger, but all I can do right now is pray that she’s in a better place,” Harris said of her sister.
Authorities said they are still investigating and are not sure if speed or alcohol were factors.