The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that a woman from Robeson County has been charged with DWI in connection to a crash in which her mother suffered fatal personal injuries.


According to Trooper J.T. Locklear, the crash occurred around 2 p.m. on January 18 on Oxendine School Road, approximately six miles south of Red Springs.


Locklear said that 42-year-old Maxton resident Charlotte McMillian Lowery was driving a 2007 Ford than ran off the road to the right. The vehicle, which was traveling at an estimated rate of 65 mph in a 55 mph zone, hit a ditch and overturned multiple times in a field.


According to Locklear, Lowery’s mother, 59-year-old Red Springs resident Debby Bullard Holland, was riding in the front passenger seat. She was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Neither of the women was wearing a seat belt.


Locklear said that Lowery refused medical treatment. Her blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08.


Locklear said he would meet with the Robeson County district attorney to discuss additional charges.

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