Authorities in charge of the investigation from the offices of the North Carolina State Police have issued a statement to the public that has definitively identified both the mother and daughter killed in a collision in Pender County, NC on Sunday, July 14th, 2013, according to WWAY-TV. Police working with accident investigation teams believe both Tammy Ray Giddens and her daughter Lucy Giddens were killed when the vehicle they occupied was struck head-on by a vehicle that had crossed unexpectedly into the lanes of oncoming traffic as they navigated Highway 11.
Scene of the Accident
According to the statement released by authorities, both Tammy Ray and Lucy Giddens sustained massive injuries in the accident and were consequently pronounced dead on the scene by emergency response personnel when they arrived. Police believe alcohol played a role in the accident on the part of the other driver, but have not yet released the results of toxicology reports that corroborate their position. The investigation into the crash remains active and ongoing.