SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA — Following a car crash in Moore County that left several dead, a Southern Pines family is mourning three of their sisters. On Wednesday morning, a head-on collision claimed the lives of three sisters: Gloria McCrimmon, 72, Cheryl Medlin, 63, and Viola Singletary, 74. The three women were sisters.
When you look at one, you automatically see the other. Like we were three friends hanging out together,” said Adreal Medlin, Medlin’s daughter. She said her mother Cheryl and her two aunts were traveling to Fayetteville at the time of the incident. On Thursday, her mother’s 64th birthday would have been celebrated if she had been alive.
On Thursday night, members of Cheryl Medlin’s family, along with friends and neighbors, gathered outside her home to celebrate her life and release balloons in her honor. According to statements from the North Carolina State Troopers, the vehicle that collided with the vehicle the Southern Pines sisters were driving in was traveling in the opposite direction on North Carolina Highway 690 when it crossed the center line. The driver of that vehicle was also found dead at the scene, while the passenger in the vehicle was airlifted to a hospital in Chapel Hill. Adreal mentioned in her interview with CBS 17 that she had a birthday last Saturday and had a party to celebrate. She never considered the possibility that this would be the last time her entire family would be together.