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Mother killed, daughters injured in crash early Wednesday


A mother was killed and her two daughters were injured in a crash early Wednesday on Rosehill Road, the Fayetteville Police Department said.

Officers were dispatched to the area just before 1 a.m. and found a single overturned vehicle with several occupants. Police said the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

The front seat passenger, Renata Castro, 41, of the 500 block of Granther Court, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

Police identified the driver as her 20-year-old daughter Deanna Castro. She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with minor injuries.

Her other daughter, 14-year-old Marissa Castro, was a passenger in the rear seat. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. She was listed in stable condition late Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Deanna Castro was operating a 2011 BMW sedan on Rosehill Road near Durwood Drive when the crash occurred. The circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.

Officers with the Police Department’s Traffic Unit are investigating. 

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer J. Smith at 910-987-4510 or Crimestoppers at 910 483-TIPS (8477). 

Fayetteville, Police Department, traffic fatality, Rosehill Road