Three people were killed in the accident that happened last week, including an 8-year-old girl
Columbus County, N.C. (DG) – Two members of a Frederick family were killed last week in an accident in North Carolina
The multi-vehicle accident happened on June 30 at around 4:15 AM in Columbus County on N.C. 410.
During their investigation police determined 55-year-old Steven McDonald, of Frederick, was driving a Nissan Armada SUV south on N.C. 410 near Tabor City when he crossed the center line and hit a utility trailer being towed by a Dodge pickup truck traveling northbound.
McDonald’s vehicle continued into the northbound lane and struck a Nissan Maxima head-on. Both vehicles were hit by a Ford Fusion traveling northbound.
McDonald had four passengers in his vehicle. They were all from Frederick, Md. A back seat passenger, 8-year-old Lacey Wilson, was killed. The front right passenger, 58-year-old Deborah Montouri, was laying on the shoulder of the roadway in knee-high grass when first responders arrived. She was run over by a fire truck.
Also killed in the accident was the driver of the Nissan Maxima, 45-year-old Eric Freeman.
McDonald, the two surviving passengers in his SUV, the driver of the Ford Fusion, and the driver of the Dodge pickup were all taken to a hospital in South Carolina with serious injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.
McDonald has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.