A Wake County high school student has died of the personal injuries she suffered in a traffic accident she and her sister were involved in.
On December 8, 16-year-old Yasmine Othman was riding with her sister, 17-year-old Susan Othman, in a Nissan 350Z en route to Panther Creek High School, when Susan attempted to pass a pick-up truck driven by Williams Phillips in a no passing zone on Good Hope Church Road near Highway 55.
As the girls’ vehicle was passing Phillips’ vehicle, he spilled his coffee, causing him to swerve and collide with the Nissan, forcing it off the road.
The Nissan came to an abrupt stop when it collided with a tree stump. Both girls received transport to Duke Hospital.
Police say that Yasmine Othman, who was not wearing her seat belt, suffered major injuries to both her legs and head. She was pronounced dead on the morning of December 13.
Authorities believe Susan Othman to still be in the hospital, but her condition is unknown. She is being charged with improper passing and speeding.
According to officials, Phillips fled the scene after the crash. He was later found by authorities, whom he told the reason he fled was because he was having problems with his license.
Phillips has been charged with driving left of center and felony hit-and-run.