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Tuesday morning,April 7th, a Jackson Springs woman was killed in a three-car wreck on N.C. 211 near Taylortown, North Carolina (NC) around 8:00 in the morning.

Marion Helen O’Donnell, 94, was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, John Harrison O’Donnell. Their vehicle was traveling west on N.C. 211.

According to State Highway Patrol Trooper J.T. Gaddy, when he slowed for traffic, their car was struck in the rear by a car driven by Tricia Embler, of Southern Pines. The impact pushed O’Donnell’s car into the oncoming lane, which was then struck nearly head-on by a car driven by Ina Munn, of West End, North Carolina (NC), who was traveling east on N.C. 211.

All three people were transported to the First Health Moore Regional Hospital, where Marion O’Donnell died from sustained injuries. Munn and John Harrison O’Donnell were also transported to the hospital. He was listed in fair condition, while Munn was in good condition, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.

Trooper Gaddy said the wreck was still under investigation and that no charges have been filed.

If you have been injured in a similar accident and need the help of a lawyer please contact our office. Our firm may be able to help you recover medical expenses and loss wages. Our injury law firm maintains a NE NC office in Elizabeth City, and our main law office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Four of our law firm’s injury lawyers are licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Virginia, and beyond. For over a decade we have been helping North Carolina residents, and those suffering injuries or wrongful death in NC.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia, with offices in northeast NC and Virginia Beach (VA), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits three injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. The lawyers are licensed in VA, NC, WV, DC, SC, and KY.

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