Driver charged with involuntary manslaughter in Lexington crash

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Greensboro man who allegedly caused a deadly crash that occurred this summer near a construction zone on Business 85 has been indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge, according to the Lexington Dispatch.

The-Dispatch reports 33-year-old Lance Safford was indicted by a Davidson County Grand Jury this week.

Safford was initially charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after the wreck, which killed 57-year-old Richard Carter of Greensboro.

State troopers said Safford was driving at about 60 mph on Business 85 on the afternoon of May 14 when his car struck the back of Carter’s vehicle near Greensboro Road.

According to troopers, the Highway Patrol’s Accident Reconstruction Team found Safford never hit his breaks and evidence from his phone shows he may have been texting.