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North Carolina Woman Killed After Driver Runs Red Light

A two-vehicle crash six miles east of Sunbury, NC, left one woman dead and a driver facing charges for running a stop sign on Thursday, August 27.

Authorities say Kill Devil Hills, NC resident Kathy Darden, 63, was a front-seat passenger in a 2012 Chevrolet driven by Robin Powell, 60. They were moving west down US 158 when a 2004 Cadillac driven by Dontea Allen, 20, failed to stop at the US 158 intersection stop sign. The Cadillac broadsided the Chevrolet, which went off the road to the right, hit a ditch, overturned, and eventually was stopped by a tree.

Sadly, Darden was pronounced dead after the accident. Powell and three minor children in the backseat of the Chevrolet were all treated for injuries.

Allen was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license, and failure to stop at a duly erected stop sign.

Unfortunately disregarding stop signs and other traffic signs can lead to deadly consequences. Drivers should always stop at stop signs, even if the intersection isn’t usually busy. It’s important to make sure no cars are coming before crossing an intersection.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary loss. 

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 vip@augerlaw.com, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.

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