Terra Smith and Tessa Smith, both 15, and Craig Meadows, 48, seriously injured after crash involving six cars including a driver's education vehicle on Northwest Boulevard at West 7th Street in Newton in Newton, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Tue, 06/22/2021 - 6:52pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Driver's ed car involved in six-vehicle NC crash. 3 critically injured

Four people, including an occupant of a driver’s education vehicle, were taken to hospitals following a multivehicle crash in Newton, N.C. on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Three members of the school community were involved in the crash: 15-year-old twin students Terra and Tessa Smith and Craig Meadows, a 48-year-old coach and teacher who was serving as a driving instructor to the students at the time of the crash.

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The Newton Police Department also said that, after the initial crash, Hooper tried to flee the scene by attempting to steal another vehicle from the crash site.


Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Terra Smith
Tessa Smith
Craig Meadows
Wenfred Alan Hooper
Newton, NC

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