Mother charged after daughter, 15, and daughter’s boyfriend killed in Lexington crash

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Alexis Reep, 15, (pictured above) and her boyfriend Dakota Mills, also 15, were killed in a crash in July.

LEXINGTON, N.C. – A local mother faces charges after her daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend were killed in a crash in July.

Dawn Carlisle Bruff faces two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle, failure to reduce speed and driving while license revoked.

The wreck involved a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and a tractor-trailer and happened on Business 85 southbound at the Highway 52 overpass in Lexington around 9 p.m. July 16.

Three people were in the Chevrolet Sonic – Bruff, her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend.

Bruff, 42, was driving the Sonic and suffered serious injuries. She’s accused of failing to slow down to the tractor-trailer and crashing into the back of it.

Bruff’s daughter, Alexis Reep, and her daughter’s boyfriend, Dakota Mills, both 15, died from their injuries after being taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Reep played basketball at Ledford Senior High School where she was a rising sophomore.

The tractor-trailer driver out of Pennsylvania was not injured.

“I am taken back by the charges,” Bruff recently told The Lexington Dispatch. “I really don’t know what to say. This has all been very traumatic for the family.”

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