Woman killed in weekend wreck

DUPLIN COUNTY - A woman died this weekend after she ran a stop sign and was hit by another vehicle, an official with the Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Betsy Howard, 36, was driving a 2006 Kia when she ran a stop sign Saturday at the intersection of Burncoat and Bill Sutton roads in Duplin County.

Howard was hit by a 2004 Chevy Avalanche driven by 40-year-old Rene Saucedo, Troopers said.

Howard was taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.

Saucedo's wife was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with life-threatening injuries. Four juveniles were also taken to the hospital, one sustaining life-threatening injuries.

No charges are expected to be filed, Troopers said.

Condition reports of those injured are currently unavailable.

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