LIBERTY, N.C. — Two people are dead and 4-year-old was taken to the hospital after a crash on Old Red Cross Road in Randolph County.
At about 7:49 a.m. Friday, troopers responded to a crash on the road in Randolph County.
Troopers say 36-year-old Joshua Charles Kearns, of Climax, was driving a 2016 Nissan SUV west on Old Red Cross Road while 28-year-old Cally Dawn Wilson, of Randleman, was driving east in a 2006 Kia passenger car.
Kearns reportedly crossed the centerline and slammed into the Kia head-on.
Wilson died at the scene, but 4-year-old Carrie Elizabeth Dawn Wilson, of Randleman, survived with non-life-threatening injuries.
Kearns, who suffered serious injuries, and the girl were both taken to the hospital.
Kearns later died as well.
Wilson’s family members, including her husband and two children, gathered for a memorial service Wednesday.
Jeremiah Wilson explained that Carrie is still recovering from two broken arms, a broken foot and the emotional impact of the crash.
“It was tough on her, she’s having trouble sleeping, waking up with nightmares, she saw things it’s been really rough for her,” he said.
Wilson said that his wife of four years was very involved in their children’s lives and would have done anything to help others.
“She would go to Jacob’s basketball games and not only cheer for him and his team, but if she knew someone on the other team she was screaming their name in the bleachers,” he said. “She rooted for everybody and that just wasn’t in games that was in life.“
Wilson said that his family has received an outpouring of support following the crash.