Authorities: Driver in crash that killed six was legally drunk | News
Spencer, NC (WBTV)- Authorities in Spencer say the driver of an SUV involved in a crash that killed her and five other people was legally drunk at the time of the wreck.
Spencer Police Chief M.T. James say blood alcohol samples results were .13% and .14% for Angela M. Dunlap. The legal limit for drinking and driving in North Carolina is .08%.
Authorities previously had said the 28-year-old originally was traveling 67 mph in a zone where the posted limit is 30 mph. Police say the SUV was traveling about 57 mph when it hit a small tree Jan. 18. The car then struck a larger tree and burst into flames.
Two children, Daja Cathcart, 10 and Karizma Sexton, 4, died that day, along with adults Sean Javan Jacobs, Vincent Eugene McNeal and the driver Angela Monique Dunlap.
Another victim, Taliah Williams, was taken off life support the next day.
Two others were treated at Brenner's Childrens Hospital in Winston-Salem.
Charles Patrick, 10, was thrown from the vehicle but escaped with minor cuts and bruises. Rescue workers credit the boy for saving another child from the burning wreckage. "I'm not a hero - I just did what I thought to do," Patrick said.
Speed calculations were obtained from the vehicle's onboard computer that records crash data.
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