Dangerous Sledding Causes Death


Michael Barnes, driving his pickup, was pulling three people on an old car hood in Johnston County


The sled slid off the road and crashed into a telephone pole.


One of the sledders, Kathy S. Brown, 52, died of her injuries February 1. Brown was a nurse at Kenly Medical Associates.


Barnes faces a charge of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.


Pulling a sled behind a vehicle on the highway is considered reckless driving according to Johnston County Trooper Jake Partin.

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