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By: Erin Smith

A crash occurred at the intersection of US 701 and NC 53 in the vicinity of Wam Squam at White Lake on Monday afternoon.

Trooper Russ said that Renee Elizabeth Byrne of Louisiana was traveling west on NC 53 and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection. Byrne’s GMC Denali struck a black Lexus operated by Robelyn Brinson of Elizabethtown that was traveling north on US 701.

Trooper Russ said everyone was transported to Bladen County Hospital.

Byrne was charged with a yield violation.

Responding to the crash were White Lake Fire Department, Bladen County EMS, and NC Highway Patrol.