Leland mother dies after crash in Columbus County

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Dawn Baldwin-Ivey of Leland, a former Miss Brunswick County and lifelong county resident, died yesterday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center related to injuries received in a traffic collision on July 23.

She was the wife of Officer Tillman Ivey of the City of Wilmington Police Department. They have three children Jacob 12, Shelby 9, and Bryanne 5.

The Whiteville News-Reporter reported Baldwin-Ivey was critically injured at 4:14 p.m. last Friday while driving a 2001 Honda south on N.C. 11 in Columbus County, according to a report by Trooper Scott Floyd.

Baldwin-Ivey’s car went over the centerline as she traveled south, and sideswiped a 2005 GMC SUV, and her car turned sideways and was T-boned at 45 mph by a northbound 1995 Ford pickup truck. Baldwin-Ivey’s Honda traveled a total of 352 feet from the time she sideswiped the GMC.

Geneva Barnhill Kelly, 81, of N.C. 53, Kelly, drove the GMC and Roland Earl Lehrschall Jr., 51, also of Leland, drove the pickup.

Both Kelly and Lehrschall were injured. All three drivers were using their seat belts.

Friends of the family, with the assistance of the State Employees Credit Union, have established a special account to offset expenses and assist with future needs related to Baldwin-Ivey’s children.

Donations to this account can be made in person at any State Employees Credit Union across the state by utilizing the account name “Tillman Ivey Special Account.”

Checks can be mailed to the following address: State Employees Credit Union, 5011 Randall Parkway, Wilmington NC 28406.

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