An 18-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, woman died in an early morning car crash on Interstate 95 Saturday, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Trooper D.J. Brake said this afternoon he has drawn up criminal summonses for the driver of the vehicle, who sustained trauma and is currently hospitalized in Greenville. Another occupant in the 2001 Acura SUV sustained a shoulder injury and possible neck injury.
Brake said the crash occurred shortly before 3:15 a.m. as Angela Vasquez, 21, of Jacksonville, Florida, was driving north near the 168 mile marker about five miles from Roanoke Rapids at a speed unsafe for the rainy and wet conditions. The trooper estimated her speed at the time of the crash was approximately 110 miles per hour.
Vasquez ran off the road to the right and collided with a tree which split the vehicle in half.
A rear passenger, Michelle Angulo, was pronounced dead at the scene, Brake said.
Brake said he has not yet served Vasquez. The criminal summonses are for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, exceeding safe speed for conditions, careless and reckless driving, failure to maintain lane control, no operators license and unsafe tires. He said the tires on the vehicle were bald and showing wires.
The driver and the occupants were headed to New York from Florida when the crash occurred.