A North Carolina appeals court recently affirmed the conviction of a 26-year-old male motorist in Brunswick County for his involvement in a fatal truck crash that took the life of a 38-year-old single mother who was a resident of Oak Island. The driver was so intoxicated at the time of the crash that his blood alcohol level tested at .24 or a full three times the legal limit.
The crash that caused the wrongful death took place on N.C. 133, close to Southport around 11 p.m. The truck crashed into the woman's car, crushing it and apparently killing her instantly. Photos of the scene of the accident gathered by investigators showed a number of beer cans scatter around the man's truck. There were also reportedly open containers of beer found at the accident site, and police reports indicated that some were still cold when they were touched.