Teen girl charged in wreck that killed her 11-year-old sister | News
CASAR, NC (WBTV) – A teenage girl has been charged in a single-car crash that killed her 11-year-old sister on Thanksgiving Day, police said.
The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Wes Cook Road near the town of Casar.
Officials with North Carolina Highway Patrol said Beth Walker, 17, was driving along Wes Cook Road with her sister Amber when she ran off the right side of the road and overcorrected.
The SUV flipped several times, troopers said, and the force of the crash ejected 11-year-old Amber from the vehicle.
Troopers said Beth Walker did not have a driver's license, but was wearing a seat belt. Her younger sister was not.
Amber Walker was pronounced dead on the scene. Beth was treated and released from a nearby hospital.
Beth Walker was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor death by vehicle and no operator license. Beth was issued a citation and was not taken into custody.
Born in Burke County, Amber was a daughter of Gary Tony Walker and Brenda Sue
Cook Walker both of Casar.
Amber was a student at Casar Elementary School where
she was in the AIG Program and a member of the Good News Club. She attended
Carpenter's Grove Baptist Church.
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