LUMBER BRIDE — A Lumberton man has been charged with driving while impaired after a fatal two-vehicle wreck in Robeson County, according to the state Highway Patrol, and could face additional charges.
According to Trooper C.D. Lowry’s report, James Antonio McIntyre, 34, of Contempora Drive, was traveling south on N.C. 71 about two miles from Lumber Bridge when his Suzuki sport utility vehicle crossed the center line and hit a northbound Hyundai sedan being driven by Marcus Vashun Ford, 38, of N.C. 131 in Bladenboro. His passenger, 45-year-old Carry Gayle Jones, of the same address, was killed.
Both vehicles were traveling about 55 mph at impact, with the brunt of the force hitting where Jones was sitting, according to the patrol. Jones, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.
Ford was not injured and McIntyre suffered minor injuries, according to the report.
McIntyre also was charged with reckless driving. The Highway Patrol will consult with the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office about additional charges, including felony death by vehicle.