Three Killed in Hillsborough Wreck Thursday
Three people died in a head-on collision that shut down a section of NC Highway 57 in Hillsborough Thursday morning. The crash occurred at about 6:45 a.m., and caused the highway to be blocked for about four hours. Those who died in the wreck were Timothy Dylan Williams, age 21, of Burlington; Ricky Lee Willard, age 53 of Timberlake; and Regina Murphy Willard, age 55 of Timberlake. According to the Highway Patrol, Williams was driving north above the posted speed limit when he went off he road on the right. When he returned to the roadway, his Hyundai sedan crossed over the center line and slammed head-on into a Ford SUV driven by Ricky Lee Willard. The troopers investigating the accident said speed was the primary cause.