A man from China Grove charged in a December crash in which a 52-year-old Salisbury woman suffered fatal personal injuries is faced with a charge of felony death by vehicle, among other charges.


On the night of the accident, 43-year-old Kenneth Lewis was charged with DWI after the accident in which Carolyn Wilson was killed.


On December 6, Wilson was returning home from work when the Chevrolet pickup truck Lewis was driving crossed the center line on Mooresville Road and collided with her Toyota Prius. Wilson received air transport to Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte, where she later died.


The North Carolina Highway Patrol also charged Lewis with felony death by vehicle, driving left of center, expired registration card or tag, and expired or no inspection sticker. Another trooper charged him with hit-and-run and property damage.


Trooper M.P. Eason confirmed that Lewis had been involved in two different collisions: the hit-and-run and the fatal crash.


The North Carolina Department of Correction’s website says that Lewis had a DWI charge in May 1998, had his license revoked in 1991 and 2006, and was charged with having an open container of alcohol after consumption in 2005 and 2006.

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