Benefit account set up in fatal Wadesboro crash

Benefit account set up in fatal Wadesboro crash

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 19 at 10:47 PM

WADESBORO, N.C. -- Family members of one of the victims in a fatal Christmas Day crash have set up a benefit account to help cover medical costs incurred from injuries sustained in the wreck.

On Christmas Day, investigators say Alex Hooper received a text message about the same time his Volkswagen Jetta drifted across the center line of U.S. 74 and struck a Dodge Intrepid head-on.

Hooper's 13-month-old daughter Alexis died in the crash; his wife Kelsey and younger brother Caleb were both hospitalized for treatment of their injuries and were later released.

The occupants of the Dodge Intrepid, Clay and Saundra Davis were both hospitalized; Clay was treated and released, but Saundra, to date, has had five surgeries.

Saundra suffered a crushed heel and femur, a broken jaw, and all four limbs were broken in the crash, family members tell NBC Charlotte. All of Saundra's top teeth, with the exception of one or two, were knocked out. After five surgeries, Saundra's hospital bills exceed $200,00, family members say. 

Family members have set up benefit accounts for Saundra Davis at PNC Bank. If you're interested in donating, visit any PNC Bank and ask to make a donation to FBO (For Benefit Of) Saundra Davis.

Speed, alcohol, drugs and fatigue were all ruled out as contributing factors in the crash.

Alex Hooper was cited for crossing the center line.

The Wadesboro Police Department says neither driver in the head-on collision that claimed 13-month-old Alexis Hooper's life on Christmas Day, had signs of impairment.

Saundra has been moved to a rehabilitation facility, and her family says she's doing much better than expected.

If you'd like to follow Saundra Davis' progress, visit the Prayer Chain Facebook page,

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