Wife, grandson killed, girl injured in head-on collision in Wayne County, officials say

MOUNT OLIVE, NC (WNCN) — A young boy and his grandmother died in a head-on collision near Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The wreckage was reported at 5:01 p.m. along Kelly Springs Road south of NC 55 and east of Mount Olive near the Wayne-Duplin county line, said 1st Sgt. Mike Dorsey of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Grisel Hardy, 57, of Mount Olive, was driving a 2013 Ford Focus north on Kelly Springs Road when she pulled into the oncoming lane, Dorsey said.

The Ford collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction on Kelly Springs Road, Dorsey said.

Hardy died at the scene. Her 9-year-old grandson, who was in the back seat of the Ford, also died at the scene, according to Dorsey.

A 6-year-old girl who was also in the back seat of the Ford was injured. The boy wasn’t buckled up.

The girl who survived was wearing a seat belt but was not in an appropriate car seat, Dorsey said. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Dorsey said Hardy showed no signs of impairment and speed was not a factor. He said it was unclear what caused them to pull into the oncoming lane.

The road was closed for several hours on Saturday.

Mount Olive police and representatives from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene, Dorsey said.

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