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As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there was still no change in the condition of a 6-year-old child involved in a crash on US 701 North on Tuesday evening. The child’s mother, Sabrina Lowery, who was also injured in the crash, has been discharged from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington and is reported to have joined her child at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Lowery of Tar Heel was traveling northbound on US 701 near the intersection of NC 53 West when her vehicle struck the guardrail on the left, according to the Highway Patrol. After striking the guardrail on the left, Lowery’s vehicle then crossed the highway, and went over the guardrail on right. ¬†During the crash, the child was ejected from the vehicle and was airlifted to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, said First Sgt. Matt Hardee.

Speed and alcohol were factors involved in the crash, said Sgt. Hardee.

Lowery is facing charges of DWI, reckless driving, child restraint violation, a seatbelt violation, and driving on a suspended license. Sgt. Hardee said more charges are pending.

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