Charges lodged in fatal wreck

Published 9:06 am Thursday, May 27, 2010

GARYSBURG — The mother of a five-month-old girl who died in a May 7 traffic crash has been cited, according to the Highway Patrol.

Sergeant R.E. Dudley said Trooper Scott Richardson cited Marcla Wells of Skippers, Va. with driving left of center and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

The crash occurred on US 301 about a mile south of NC 48 in Northampton County.

The adult occupants of the vehicle were Wells and Darryl Martin of Garysburg, the child’s father.

Richardson said the vehicle was traveling on a straightaway when it went left of the center line and struck a telephone pole.

Contributing to the wreck were overcorrecting and driving left of center.

Lance Martin is the editor and publisher of This story is reprinted with his permission.