Woman charged in Alamance County wreck that killed teen daughter, injured sons


Geneva Lavette Tabon

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- A woman has been charged in a Sunday night wreck in Alamance County that killed her 16-year-old daughter and injured her 11- and 14-year-old sons, according to Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Knox.

Geneva Lavette Tabon, 37, of Haw River, is charged with DWI, felonious death by motor vehicle, two counts of felonious serious injury by vehicle, driving left of center, failure to maintain lane control and driving with unsafe tires.

Knox said the accident happened on Sunday at 9:01 p.m. on Trollingwood Road near Fleming Road in the Haw River area.

Tabon was driving a 1996 Mazda 626 east on Trollingwood Road. Knox said she crossed left of center, overcorrected, went off the right side of the road, down an embankment and hit a tree.

Her 16-year-old daughter, Dasha Tabon Bradshaw, was the front seat passenger and was killed in the accident, Knox said.

Tabon's sons, ages 11 and 14, were in the back seat. They suffered head trauma and were airlifted to Duke, Knox said. There is no word on their current conditions.

Witnesses say Tabon and one of her sons were able to get out of the car following the crash. Neighbors helped the pair walk up the embankment to wait for first responders.

Knox said Tabon blew a .15 on a breathalyzer test.

Speed was not a factor in the accident and everyone was wearing their seat belts, Knox said.

Tabon is being held in the Alamance County Detention Center under a $402,500 bond.

Public records show Tabon has a prior DWI conviction from a 2008 incident.

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