Vehicle Tragedy Strikes Knox Family Again


Mother, sister were casualities in bank robbery chase.

The victim in a fatal accident in Harnett County Sunday night is in the same family who lost two members in a tragic accident in Harnett County 13 years ago.

Dylan Knox, 32, who is originally from Lillington, died after he crossed the center line on N.C. 210 and hit another vehicle Sunday night.

Mr. Knox died on the scene and two other people were injured in the accident.

Mr. Knox is the son of the late Wanda Knox and the brother of the late Shannon Knox.

They both died after they were hit by a car involved in a high-speed chase as they pulled out of the Food Lion parking lot on the north side of the Cape Fear Rive in Lillington. The accident happened in August of 2014.

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The younger Ms. Knox was 16 at the time of the accident.

Five suspects were charged with first-degree murder in the case. They had robbed the First Federal bank in Erwin and were pursued at a high rate of speed by local law enforcement officers on U.S. 421.

They were able to avoid stop sticks which were put down in an effort to stop the car.

Mr. Knox was a tennis pro at a Raleigh tennis club at the time of the accident.

He is a 2003 graduate of Harnett Central High School and also attended Methodist University.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Knox have not been released.

— Tom Woerner



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