NC mother charged with DWI in wreck that killed daughter

NEW BERN, N.C. — North Carolina troopers said a New Bern woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated in a crash Friday that killed her 6-year-old daughter.

The New Bern Sun Journal reported that 24-year-old Amber Sandvig crossed the center line while driving near New Bern and hit an SUV head on.

Troopers said Sandvig’s daughter was wearing a lap belt, but not the shoulder strap of her seat belt. She was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Officials said Sandvig was taken to the hospital via helicopter. Authorities said additional charges against her may be pending.

The driver of the SUV, her 32-year-old passenger and her 2-year-old son were also hospitalized. Their conditions were not released.

Read more: The New Bern Sun Journal.

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