Elkin, NC – Unborn child dead; mother seriously injured; driver charged with DWI – elkintribune.com

A pregnant woman lost her unborn child in a head-on collision early Thursday in Dobson.

The driver of the other car has been charged with DWI.

Dennis Angel Jr. faces charges in the crash on Zephyr Road west of Dobson. Mariah Hughes, who was pregnant, was seriously hurt in that wreck.

Angel’s Honda Civic and Hughes’ Mitsubishi Eclipse were driving in opposite directions when the vehicles collided at a combined 100 mph, troopers said. Hughes’ unborn child was killed, according to troopers.

via Unborn child dies; driver charged with DWI – elkintribune.com.

Eden, NC – Passenger Killed After Drunk Driver Hits House | digtriad.com

A drunk driver hit a house in Eden Friday morning, killing the passenger.

The accident happened Friday around 2:15 a.m., near the intersection of Stadium Drive and Vaughn Street.

Investigators said the vehicle overturned after hitting the home; two people were thrown from the wreck. They found 28-year-old Tonya Hopkins Tucker, from Cascade, Virginia, dead.

The second person, Jason Ray Bates, 25, from Danville, Virginia, was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro for treatment.

Police said Bates was driving at the time of the crash and was cited for Driving While Impaired.

via Passenger Killed After Drunk Driver Hits House | digtriad.com.

Union County, NC – One dead after head-on collision with suspected drunk driver | www.wsoctv.com

Andrez Lobato

Andrez Lobato

Troopers say a man was driving drunk when he crashed into another car in Union County, killing a Charlotte driver.

The crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. Monday on C.J. Thomas Road. Troopers said Andrez Lobato, 22, swerved left of the center lane and hit an oncoming car head-on.

The driver of the oncoming car, a 47-year-old from Charlotte, was killed. Troopers have not released the victim’s name.

Lobato was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Union before being arrested early Tuesday. He is charged with felony death by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.

Lobato is being held on $500,000 secured bond.

via Troopers: Drunken driver kills Charlotte driver in Union Co…. | www.wsoctv.com.

New Bern, NC – Bicyclist killed, driver charged with DWI | newbernsj.com

A 60-year-old New Bern woman was struck while riding her bicycle on Old Airport Road near Taberna on Wednesday evening and later died of her injuries in a traffic collision that police believe was DWI-related.

Heather Pfaff of Daughety Court was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center, where she later died of her injuries, according to New Bern police.

Police said the incident occurred around 8 p.m., when the bicyclist was struck by a vehicle driven by Michael Shane Wagner, 29, of the 3200 block of Austin Avenue in New Bern. The two lived less than a mile apart between Taberna and Carolina Colours.

Wagner was charged with DWI and further charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. He was released on a written promise with a District Court date of Sept. 3.

via New Bern bicyclist killed, driver charged with DWI – Cops, Courts And Calamity – Sun Journal.

Winston-Salem: Man charged with DWI in fatal crash | news-record.com

A Pinnacle woman died from injuries from a car crash and a man has been charged with driving while impaired.

Shelba C. Lane died Sunday, according to a news release from the Winston-Salem Police Department.

The crash happened Thursday in the 300 block of Meadowlark Drive. Lane was driving a Dodge Neon when another driver, Samuel Cox, crossed the centerline and collided with Lane’s car.

via Man charged with DWI in fatal Winston-Salem crash – News-Record.com: Local News.

Charlotte, NC – Police: Intoxicated 15-year-old driver kills 1 | abc11.com

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say one person is dead following a wreck in which an underage driver was at the wheel.

Police say Tristan Robert Nichols was killed in the wreck that also injured two other people. They say speed and alcohol contributed to the wreck, which occurred early Sunday morning.

The wreck occurred when the car in a utility pole, shearing the vehicle in two.

Police say the 15-year-old driver faces several charges, including felony death by vehicle.  He was taken to a juvenile detention facility.

The police report said the driver and the other two passengers suffered minor injuries.

Police didn’t give an age or hometown for Nichols.

via Charlotte wreck involving underage driver kills 1 | abc11.com.

Rocky Mount, NC – Mother, son killed; Man charged in fatal crash | WilsonTimes.com

Driver charged in fatal crash

Stacey Lee Deans

State troopers filed criminal charges against a man accused of drunken driving in a head-on crash that killed a Wilson County woman and her 3-year-old son.

Stacey Lee Deans, 25, of 10827 Camp Charles Road outside Bailey, was charged late Tuesday with two counts of felony death by vehicle and one count of driving while impaired, according to 1st Sgt. M.S. Jones of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Deans veered into oncoming traffic and crashed his 2001 GMC pickup truck into a 1991 Honda sedan on Church Street/U.S. 301 Business south of Rocky Mount Monday night, state troopers said.

The impact killed 21-year-old Lashunaqa Cooper and her son, 3-year-old Jiquel Copeland, both of 521 Bahma Circle in Elm City. Cooper had just finished her first day of work at Domino’s Pizza in Sharpsburg and picked up her son, and she was on her way to an uncle’s home in Rocky Mount, family members said.

read more here > Driver charged in fatal crash – WilsonTimes.com.

Waterbury, Conn. – Toddler dies after Sunday evening crash | WTNH.com

A 16-month-old girl died as the result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Waterbury Sunday night.

The incident happened around 6 p.m., on Wolcott Street at its intersection with Long Hill Road.

Police said 31-year-old Anthony Lee Faulk, of North Carolina, was driving a 2006 Chevy Impala south on Wolcott St. when he rear-ended a 1997 Mazda Protege, which was stopped at a red light heading south on Wolcott St. at Long Hill Rd.

The Mazda was being driven by 18-year-old Takiah Alaina Rollinson, of Waterbury. Nineteen-year-old Daijanique Coleman, also of Waterbury, was riding in the front passenger seat and Rollinson’s child, 16-month-old Aaliyah Santiago was strapped in a car seat in the rear.

Faulk, Rollinson, and Coleman were all treated and released from St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said Santiago was initially taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with a head injury, but was later transferred by Lifestar to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She died overnight as a result of her injuries.

read more here > PD: Toddler dies after Waterbury crash | WTNH.com Connecticut.

Charlotte, NC – Cab driver killed in wreck; other driver faces DWI charge | CharlotteObserver.com

A cab driver was killed early Friday morning in a crash that police say was caused by a 23-year-old man who was driving under the influence.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Justin Tyler Miller, whose license already was suspended for a DWI arrest one month ago in Huntersville, was behind the wheel of a 2008 BMW that crashed into a taxi about 2 a.m. on East Woodlawn Road near Montford Drive, not far from Park Road Shopping Center.

The cab driver has been identified as Paul Miller.  He was 56.

Police say Miller was charged with felony death by vehicle, felony hit and run, DWI, and driving with a revoked license.

Alcohol and speed were factors in the crash, according to police Sgt. David Sloan of the CMPD Crash Investigation Unit.

read more here > Cab driver killed in Charlotte wreck; other driver faces DWI charge | CharlotteObserver.com.

Sampson County, NC – Driver charged with DWI, manslaughter in hit-and-run killing 7-year-old-girl | wwaytv3.com

Authorities have released the name of the little girl killed by a log truck as she got off a school bus in Sampson County Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers say 7-year-old Alyiah McKenzie Morgan died on the way to the hospital in Clinton after a hit-and-run on Highway 421.

According to WTVD, neighbors told them that Alyiah’s mother was standing nearby when her daughter was hit.

Johnny Allen Spell, Jr., 37, of Roseboro, is charged with passing a stopped school bus, hit and run, involuntary manslaughter, and driving while impaired.

read more here > FIRST ON 3: Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run also faces DWI charge | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington NC News.

Denton, NC – Driver Charged With DWI In Fatal Multi-Vehicle Wreck | digtriad.com

North Carolina Highway Patrol reports NC 109 South has reopened after a multi-vehicle crash that killed one person in Davidson County.

The crash happened early Thursday morning around 5:06 a.m. Highway Patrol said Dray Carter was driving south on NC 109, when he crossed left of center and collided head-on with a car driven by Stephen Erwin.

Shortly after the head-on collision, Investigators said a third vehicle being driven by William Walters collided with Carter’s car.

Erwin was pronounced dead on the scene. Carter was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he is listed in critical condition.

Walters and his passenger, Brantly Wolfe were treated for minor injuries.

Walters was charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI) on the scene and taken into custody by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

The stretch of NC 109 South has reopened, but investigators and emergency responders had it closed for hours after the accident.

via Driver Charged With DWI In Fatal Multi-Vehicle Wreck In Denton | digtriad.com.

Greensboro, NC – Man killed, one injured in wreck on I-40 in Greensboro | news-record.com

A man was killed early Wednesday morning after he drove off the road on Interstate 40, overcorrected and hit a tractor-trailer, according to police.

Kristopher Desmond Blue was driving a Toyota Prius on I-40 east near Lee Street just after midnight when he ran off the road to the right, said Greensboro police Capt. R.G. Sigmon.

Blue, 27 of Raeford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her name and age were not immediately available.

Sigmon said the driver of the International tractor trailer, Allen Coe, was not at fault in the crash, although he was charged with DWI, DWI in a commercial vehicle and other alcohol-related offenses.

Information on Coe’s age and address was not immediately available.

via News-Record.com : Update: Person killed, one injured in wreck on I-40 in Greensboro.

Columbus County, NC: Driver charged with murder, 4th DWI in Friday crash | wwaytv3.com

We are learning more about a Leland man charged with murder after a car crash friday that killed a 61-year-old woman.

The district attorney says Pierre Walker should never have been behind the wheel in the first place based on his checkered past.

Investigators say Walker, 26, was involved in not one, but two traffic accidents Friday afternoon. After hitting a van in Brunswick County, they say Walker continued speeding west on US 74/76. Near Delco he allegedly crossed over the median at a high rate of speed and hit Martha Mintz head-on and killing her instantly.

Investigators say Walker was high at the time of the accident.

“DWI drivers are a clear and present dangers to folks on the highway,” District Attorney Jon David said. “We had a woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just coming home from work. She was literally in her work car at the time of the incident. It was 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon. It could have been any of us.”

Walker is behind bars at the Columbus County Detention Center, where David says he should have been weeks ago.

“Because of the facts of the case and the defendant’s prior record, we can show that there is malice, which is something beyond death by motor vehicle, and in this particular circumstance we did the exceptional thing of choosing to charge him with murder, and we will be indicting him for murder and aggressively prosecuting him under the law,” David said.

Over the last 10 years Walker has faced 43 charges in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, including three DWIs, two of which he pleaded guilty to in February.

David says after his last conviction Walker should have faced a minimum 60-day sentence, but he says Judge Sandra Ray suspended his sentence to allow him to make a probation hearing in Columbus County set for today. Instead, he appeared in court on the murder charge.

“This is an individual that should not have been on the roadway,” David said. “He is somebody that needs to be prosecuted very harshly as we move forward.”

Walker faces charges of second degree murder and habitual DWI in Columbus County. David says he also plans to file charges against Walker in Brunswick County for the first of two crashes Friday.

Today a judge set Walker’s bond at $1 million.

via Driver charged with murder, 4th DWI in Friday crash | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington NC News.

Wilmington, NC: Man faces DWI charges after fatal motorcycle crash | wect.com

One man is behind bars facing DWI charges after a crash that left a motorcycle driver dead.

According to a Wilmington Police Department spokesperson, around 7:50 Sunday night Paul Crutchfield was traveling at a high rate of speed on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and collided with a GMC truck on the 3500 block of Carolina Beach Road.

Crutchfield died at the scene.

The driver of that GMC truck, Augusto Valera is being charged with DWI and driving while having a revoked license.

The police department’s traffic unit will reconstruct the crash to determine if there are any other factors that led to the crash by either driver.

via Man faces DWI charges after fatal motorcycle crash – WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC.

New Bern, NC: 6-year-old dies in Friday crash; mother charged with DWI | newbernsj.com

A 6-year-old girl was killed Friday in a head-on crash on Brices Creek Road, and her mother has been charged with driving while impaired.

The State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Allana Garris, a passenger who died Friday after the 4 p.m. crash while riding with her mother and brother.

Her mother, Amber Sandvig, 24, of Frontier Lane, New Bern, was charged with DWI, driving left of center and a child restraint violation involving the dead girl and another child in the car.

Sgt. C.D. Toler of the Highway Patrol said he and investigating Trooper J.A. Magana will meet with Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas Monday morning to discuss the case, including any additional charges.

The sergeant said Sandvig remained hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where she was airlifted by rescue helicopter Pedro after the crash.

The driver of the second car in the crash, Julie Payne, also was taken to the Greenville hospital. The Highway Patrol did not have her address or her condition.

Toler said a second child in the Sandvig car, 2-year-old Allan Garris, was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern. His injuries were not known at press time.

Toler said the crash happened when Sandvig was traveling south on Brices Creek Road in a gold Mazda and crossed the center line, colliding with a northbound black Cadillac Escalade driven by Payne.

He said the crash happened near Marion Lane.

The dead child would have been 7 years old on Aug. 15.

Toler said both children in the Sandvig car were improperly restrained.

via Child dies in Friday crash; mother charged with DWI – Cops, Courts And Calamity – Sun Journal.