Driver On Wrong Side Of Road Leads To Deadly Crash

A missing 61-year old woman from North Carolina is dead, and two others are in the hospital following a late night crash in Pike County.

Police say Betty Joe Randolph was driving the wrong way on US-23 near Dorton, and hit another car head on.

State police say Randolph died at the scene, and the driver of the other car, Suzette Johnson and her passenger Quiton Johnson, were taken to a West Virginia hospital where they are recovering.

Police say they do not know why Randolph was driving the wrong way.


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  • by Samantha Location: Jenkins on Feb 26, 2008 at 03:31 PM
    I was on my way home from work last night when i was nearly hit by this woman. I went completely off the road to dodge her and when i looked in my rearview mirror i watched her hit the car behind me head on. My heart & prayers goes out to the families of these victims.
  • by christine Location: North Carolina on Feb 26, 2008 at 02:53 PM
    I just found out about this today, Betty was my sister's boyfriends grandmother and a really nice lady, she welcomed my sister my daughter and I into her home when we went to visit lake lure. My prayers are with this family, and if they needed anything they know where to find me. I hope the other victims are ok, and understand what happened on this sad day.
  • by GC Location: Pikeville on Feb 26, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    I feel bad for the lady's family. She nearly hit me as I was on my way home from work. Travelling at those speeds would have made surviving any kind of impact nearly impossible
  • by Samantha Location: Shelby North Carolina on Feb 26, 2008 at 04:36 AM
    Betty Joe was my great Aunt.I just found out about the wreck at 6:30 this morning.I would just like to say my prayers are with the family of the other victims.

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