Sunbury, NC – Update: Kathy Darden Crash at US-158 Intersection

Sunbury, NC (August 29, 2020) – On Thursday afternoon, a woman was killed in a fatal crash at an intersection in Sunbury. She has now been identified by police.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that the accident took place around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of US-158 and Folly Road. A 2012 Chevrolet SUV was being operated by 60-year-old Robin Powell who was traveling west on US-158. She had a passenger with her, identified as 63-year-old Kathy Darden of Kill Devil Hills. There were three minor children as passengers in the back as well.

Police confirmed that 20-year-old Dontea Allen was driving in a Cadillac vehicle headed south on Folly Road. Allen failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection, causing the vehicles to collide forcefully with each other.

Powell’s vehicle went off the side of the road and struck a ditch, where it immediately overturned. Powell suffered non-life-threatening injuries and the children in the vehicle were also hospitalized to ensure their safety.

Kathy Daren was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by paramedics.

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

No further details have been released. The investigation continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in North Carolina

Sunbury, NC – Update: Kathy Darden Crash at US-158 IntersectionThousands of victims lose their lives every year in North Carolina car accidents due to the negligence of others. In 2017 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,287 people were killed due to fatal accidents caused by other parties. These accidents continue to increase on our roads every single year. The truth is, many fatal collisions can be prevented when drivers abide by the rules of the road and pay close attention to signs and signals. If you have suffered losses due to a fatal accident, it is imperative that you speak with a North Carolina accident attorney about your options.

No amount of money can bring back somebody you love whose life has been taken due to an accident. However, money can help you balance financial losses as you grieve the sudden loss of your loved one. We believe that parties should be held liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family through their negligent actions. You have the right to speak with a North Carolina wrongful death attorney at this time.

At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our skilled personal injury attorneys are here to help you protect your rights after you have suddenly lost someone closest to you. Along with meeting deadlines and working with insurers, we will familiarize you with North Carolina accident laws so that you are not feeling lost and alone. If you have lost a loved one and you are unsure about where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.

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