Driver Charged After Running a Red Light Leads to Two Deaths in a Car Crash

Author: Auger Law | April 21st, 2021

A Kinston, NC car accident on Tuesday, April 20, left two people dead, and a driver charged for the deaths.

Authorities say the crash happened on Tilghman Mill Road around 7 PM. 37-year-old Antonio Rhem and 39-year-old Regina Rhem were driving south on Wallace Family Road northeast of Kinston. 42-year-old Kimberly Barrett was moving west on Tilghman at the same time and failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicles collided violently, and the Rhems’ car landed upside down in a nearby yard.

Sadly, both of the Rhems died at the scene.

Barrett was later charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign in connection with the crash.

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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments. 

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