Second victim dies in Winston-Salem crash caused by suspected drunk driver

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North Point Boulevard at University Parkway in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A second victim has died in a Winston-Salem car wreck that was allegedly caused by a drunk driver.

Mary Edwards King died Saturday morning due to complications from injuries sustained in the crash earlier this month.

Winston-Salem police said the wreck happened at the intersection of North Point Boulevard at University Parkway shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, July 15.

The suspect, 50-year-old Robert Taylor Downey of Winston-Salem, was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 truck southbound on University Parkway and ran a red light at North Point Boulevard, according to police.

The truck went into the intersection and struck a Honda Civic, driven by the 63-year-old Clinton Robert Edwards, of Cana, Va., headed eastbound on North Point Boulevard, police said.

Clinton Robert Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. His passenger, Mary Edwards King, was hospitalized and died this morning.

The suspect was also treated at a hospital and charged with driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license. Further charges are pending as the investigation is ongoing.

Winston-Salem police said this is the city’s tenth fatality this year, as compared to 12 at this time in 2015.