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Dana Wilson and Ryan Menk, both 18, killed in head-on crash with alleged drunk driver on Highway 74 in Lumberton, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:03pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017

Alcohol suspected to be factor in Lumberton crash that killed 2

Officers say the crash happened when a car traveling east in the west-bound lane hit a Ford Focus. According to Captain Parker, the driver of the Ford Focus,  18-year-old Dana Michelle Wilson, and the passenger, Ryan Michael Menke, died.

2 Wilmington teens killed in Lumberton crash

Police said Broderick was traveling east in the westbound lane of U.S. 74 near N.C. 41 South.

Jones was taken to the Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, then flown to another hospital for treatment. His injuries are reported to be life threatening, the release states.


A UNC Charlotte student and her boyfriend died Sunday in a Lumberton crash.

WSOC-TV reports Dana Michelle Wilson, and Ryan Michael Menke - both 18, were killed in the crash on U.S. Route 74 west.

Funeral arrangements set for Wilmington teens killed in suspected drunk driving wreck

Britney Moore, a close friend of Wilson and Menke, said friends and family will gather for a viewing Friday night at Valley Chapel on South College Road. Their funeral is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Dana Michelle Wilson
Ryan Michael Menk
Broderick Jones
Highway 74


This is just so sad. My heart is aching for their parents. I'm so sorry.


Dear Teddi,

Your sorrow is experienced and felt deeply. Tears stream from my eyes in the passing of your beautiful daughter, Dana.  I’m aware of how very precious she is to you and know that while this makes her absence painful, God observes your anguish with tender concern.  May God’s Angels of comfort bless you and Gregory and Billy during this time and look over you with tender mercies and loving kindness. Matthew 5:4.  He has brought her entrance into heaven, to walk before Him forever in everlasting Light You are all are in my heart; and my prayer is that the beautiful years you had together will bring you comfort.


“With You in Spirit“



Judy and Christie Jones

Fort Mill, SC, Charlotte NC

Thank you for your kind words. As Ryan's mother four family  is heartbroken over the loss of our son Ryan and the love of his life Dana. It is our hope that the judicial process will continue to hold Broderick Jones accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

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