RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — One person is dead and another is charged with DWI after an accident at the intersection of U.S. 311 and Heath Dairy Road Wednesday night, according to Randolph County EMS.
Sgt. S.M. Comer with the N.C. Highway Patrol says a vehicle that was headed south on Bowman Avenue ran a stop sign at the intersection with U.S. 311 and Heath Dairy Road at 8:23 p.m., striking a minivan that was headed east on U.S. 311. The minivan overturned as a result of the collision.
The driver of the minivan, who has been identified as 55-year-old Teresa Mabe of Randleman, and her dog died, Comer said. Mabe was wearing a seatbelt, Comer added.
The driver of the other vehicle, who has been identified as 53-year-old Robert Myers of Asheboro, was charged with driving while impaired Wednesday night after a sobriety test for prescription drugs.
Comer says the impairment was the result of prescription medications and not alcohol.
Myers was charged Thursday with felony death with a motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving with no operator license and failure to stop for a stop sign.
Comer said Myers had prior charges resulting in his license being suspended. Those had cleared, but he did not get his license reinstated.
The Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.
Further information was not immediately available.