Burke Co., NC – Man charged with DWI after killing Good Samaritan in crash | wbtv.com

Conan Hunt

A Burke County man was killed, and a woman was injured, after the woman became stranded in front of his house late Wednesday night.

According to investigators, Lorrine Vaughn’s vehicle ran out of gas around 10 pm along Highway 18, just south of Morganton, in front of 49-year-old David Anderson’s home.Anderson took gas out of his own vehicle and took it out to her car.Anderson was outside helping the woman when another vehicle came around the corner and hit them.

The driver, 43-year-old Conan Hunt, was reportedly driving drunk. Hunt’s vehicle went off the roadway and wound up in a field.”I heard the impact,” said neighbor Beverly Gibson. “It shook my trailer.”Gibson said when she went to the road to see what had happened, she saw Vaughn walking in a daze looking for Anderson.

“She was running up the road saying I can’t find him, I can’t find him.”Anderson’s body was spotted near the SUV.

Anderson was killed in the collision, Vaughn was injured.  She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.Troopers charged Hunt with DWI, no insurance and driving while license revoked.A court date was sent for September to give time for toxicology tests to be completed.

More charges are possible as the investigation continues, said troopers. They expect to go to the District Attorney in the next few days to discuss other possible charges.

Troopers said it was a tragic thing for a good Samaritan to lose his life.”We are hurting,” said Anderson’s sister Tressie Bolden.She got the call at 1:30 Thursday morning from troopers advising her about what happened. She and her sister Paula Johnson said they forgive Hunt but still want justice done.As for their brother?”He was awesome,” said Johnson,” he was the best brother in the world.”  “He was doing what we were taught to do, help other people,” said Bolden.

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Charlotte – Unrestrained 4 Month Old Killed in Wreck Involving Drunk Driver | twcnews.com

A 4-month-old baby who was not in a car seat died in a single car accident in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the infant was being held by another passenger in the backseat when the car crashed into a utility pole on Old Statesville Road. Police say the driver was drunk. Five other passengers were taken to the hospital. One had life threatening injuries and the four others had potentially life threatening injuries.The driver Thabiti Pierre-Louis faces several charges including felony death by motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.

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Charlotte, NC – Man Charged With DWI After One Killed | wccbcharlotte.com

Police say Daniel Roberts is responsible for a deadly East Charlotte wreck that killed 25 year old Barnette White Jr.

The wreck happened at the intersection of East Independence Boulevard and Village Lake Drive. just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Roberts is being charged with DWI this morning and upon release from CMC, he will be charged with felony death by vehicle, reckless driving and expired registration plate.

Witnesses say Roberts ran several red lights before crashing into the Toyota 4Runner. According to the police report, Roberts was seriously injured when his car kept sliding down the road and hit a telephone pole.

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Watauga Co., NC – 1 dead in head-on crash involving car, 4 motorcycles | Local News – WXII Home

A man was killed in a head-on crash involving a car and four motorcycles Tuesday in Watauga County. The car driver was charged with DWI.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on Highway 321 in Cove Creek west of Boone.

Alfredo Madrid, 50, of Miami, Fla., died at the scene. A second motorcyclist was flown to a hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. The other two motorcycle riders were treated and released.

The car was going south on Hwy. 321 when she crossed the center line and hit all four motorcycles head-on, troopers said. The motorcyclists were all friends heading on a ride from Virginia to Florida, troopers said.

The car’s driver, Jennifer Nicole Willis, 36, of Vilas in Watauga County, was charged with DWI.

Willis was held under a $500,000 bond in the Watauga County Jail. More charges are pend

via 1 dead in head-on crash involving 4 motorcycles in Watauga County | Local News – WXII Home.

Shelby, NC – Police charge driver in fatal crash with murder, DWI | www.wsoctv.com

Shelby police charged Demetrist Lendell Roberts, 34, with two counts of second-degree murder and driving while under the influence in a fatal crash that killed two people and critically injured a boy Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said at about 1:10 p.m. a Shelby police officer saw Roberts speeding down Dixon Boulevard in a 2002 Buick Lesabre, according to a news release from the Shelby Police Department.

The officer attempted to stop Roberts but he kept driving, which led to a pursuit.

The officer called off the chase because of heavy traffic.

Shortly afterward Roberts ran a red light at the intersection of Marion and Lafayette streets, hitting a 2007 Ford Taurus that was traveling southbound on the passenger door.

“I saw the spinning car come around the corner first, then there was a large boom like an explosion it sounded like a bomb went off,” a witness said.

Another witness said, “You could feel it all thorugh your  body it was so loud.”

Shelby police said Dorman Pompey and Frances Pompey, both 55, were killed when their Ford Taurus was struck by a car in downtown Shelby that was crowded with visitors to an arts show, European car show and farmers market.

A third occupant, a young boy, was ejected from the car and airlifted to at least two hospitals. He was listed in critical condition Saturday night.

The two people killed in the crash were the boy’s relatives, according to officials.

Witnesses said their thoughts and prayers are with the boy.

“It was very bad and I don’t know if that little boy that got hit is OK or not,” one witness said.

Names of victims have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Roberts was also charged with felony speed to elude arrest, driving while license revoked and speeding.

He is being held at the Cleveland County Detention Center without bond.

via Police charge driver in fatal Shelby crash with murder, DWI | www.wsoctv.com.

Swansboro, NC – Man Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Neighbor | witn.com

Michael Chappell

Troopers say a man killed his neighbor in a drunk driving crash Wednesday night.

Michael Chappell of Hubert is charged with DWI, reckless driving, and felony death by motor vehicle after the crash around 6:40 p.m. on Crownpoint Road outside of Swansboro.

Sgt. David Oglesby says 37-year-old Douglas Cowser was thrown out of the SUV, and pinned under the vehicle.

Oglesby says the 39-year-old Chappell registered a .10 alcohol content.

via Man Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Neighbor.

Wilmington, N.C. – U.S. Marine struck and killed; driver charged with DWI | Port City Daily

Wilmington police are investigating a vehicle fatality that killed a pedestrian early Sunday morning.

Cory Lee Reese, 22, a U.S. Marine stationed in Jacksonville, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in the 200 block of Rose Avenue just before 1 a.m. Sunday, Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley said.

The driver the vehicle–Jackson Ruelle Davies, 19, of Apex–was traveling southbound on Rose Avenue toward Wrightsville Avenue when his car hit Reese, Rawley said. Reese was pronounced dead a short time later, Rawley said.

Davies was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He has been charged with driving while impaired.

Additional charges are pending, Rawley said.

via U.S. Marine struck and killed on Rose Avenue; driver charged with DWI | Port City Daily.