A 20-year-old woman from Harnett County has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to a crash on the afternoon of October 10 near Cary in which a 73-year-old man died and six others suffered personal injuries.


At 2 a.m. on October 11, Angier resident Carla Edith Romero appeared before a magistrate to hear the charges against her after the collision in which Bonne Terre, Missouri resident Donald Carl Reynard died. In addition to involuntary manslaughter, she also faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to arrest warrants filed with the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.


Romero has been accused of inflicting serious injuries to Irma Andrade, Anna Reynard, and Kenia Reynard with a motor vehicle. All three were transported to WakeMed, where Andrade is listed in critical condition, Anna Reynard is listed in fair condition, and Kenia Reynard is listed in good condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Three others were also injured in the accident.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that Donald Reynard was southbound on Holly Springs Road when Romero’s northbound vehicle struck his.


The NCHP said Romero was speeding and lost control of her vehicle, which crossed the center line and collided with Reynard’s vehicle. The accident took place approximately a half mile south of Cary around 3 p.m.

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