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Union County crash survivors listed in good condition

The two survivors of a Thursday vehicle crash that killed two others on a rural Union County road are listed in good condition.

The 3-year-old boy who was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center was released before noon Friday, and the 22-year-old driver who was taken by ambulance is also doing well, said hospital officials.

The two are recovering from a wreck that occurred shortly after 7 p.m. at the intersection of Sikes Mill and Brief Road, according to N.C. Highway Patrol.

Samantha Wylie, 29, of Indian Trail, and Jewel Witlow, 13, of Monroe, were killed.

Officials said Wylie was driving west on Brief Road when it appears she didn’t heed a stop sign. The 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier she was driving was hit by a 2007 Honda CRV that was heading north on Sikes Mill.

Authorities said Wylie’s car went off the road and struck an outbuilding, which then collapsed on the vehicle. The crash killed Wylie – who was not wearing a seatbelt – and Witlow, who was riding in the front passenger seat with her seatbelt fastened.

The 3-year-old boy was wearing appropriate child restraints in the backseat, said troopers, who were unclear how all the passengers were related.

Following the collision, the CRV went off the northwest side of Sikes Mill Road and rolled on its side.

Officials say they have no reason to believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

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