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LUCAMA — A Wilson County woman lost her life and her young son was injured Tuesday morning when state troopers say an SUV driver ran a stop sign and smashed into her car.
Margaret Davis, 45, of Lucama, was driving west on St. Mary’s Church Road at the intersection of Lucama Road when her Hyundai Elantra was struck by a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 23-year-old Dominique Brown of Wilson, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Trooper D.C. Harrell said Brown was traveling north on Lucama Road and failed to stop at the St. Mary’s Church Road intersection north of the town of Lucama. He estimated the collision speed at 50 mph. The posted speed limit is 55 mph.
Front and side airbags in Davis’ car and the front airbag in Brown’s SUV deployed in the crash, Harrell said. The point of impact was the Hyundai’s driver-side door.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 11-year-old son, Luke Davis, was riding in the front passenger seat and was taken to Wilson Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Brown was arrested on charges of misdemeanor causing death by vehicle, driving while license revoked and failure to stop at a stop sign. He was booked into the Wilson County Jail under a $4,000 secured bond.
Court records show Brown has a pending charge of driving with no operator’s license in Wilson County. He is scheduled to appear in court on that charge March 6.