Twenty-eight-year-old Quinnelli Shanice McKoy is facing charges following an Interstate 95 accident that took place on Tuesday morning, April 27.
The accident that occurred near mile marker 28 resulted in the death of McKoy’s 11-year-old son.
First Sergeant S.B. Lewis of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said troopers were sent to the scene around 1:21 a.m.
Meanwhile, Sgt. M.V. Strickland said McKoy was driving a 1999 Honda Accord in the left lane of I-95 North. She ran off the road to the left, went through the cable barrier, and hit a southbound Freightliner tractor-trailer.
The Freightliner was driven by 48-year-old Lamount Hayes of Newport News, Virginia.
Following the collision, the car ended up on the shoulder of the southbound lane. It had split into multiple pieces. Meanwhile, the tractor-trailer ran off the road to the right, hit a fence, and turned over on its left side.
The boy, whose name has not been released, died at the scene while Hayes and McKoy were taken to UNC Health Southeastern. McKoy was still in the hospital up to Tuesday afternoon.
There was no news on Hayes’ condition but at the time of the Interstate 95 accident, his injuries didn’t appear to be serious.
McKoy is facing charges of driving while impaired and driving with a suspended license. Strickland said other charges are pending.
He added that troopers suspected alcohol impairment. Results of a blood test were not available up to Tuesday afternoon.
If your loved one sustained fatal injuries in a crash caused by a reckless driver or you were seriously injured, a North Carolina car accident lawyer can assist you in getting compensation.