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Police: Impaired driver hits day care van, killing woman

November 7, 2018

CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say an impaired driver crashed into a day care van, killing its driver.

News outlets cite a North Carolina State Highway Patrol release that says 38-year-old Seth Charles Tracy crashed head-on into a Kids Country of Clayton van on Tuesday afternoon. The van’s driver, 39-year-old Martha Darlene Peterson, died at the scene.

Several elementary-school-age children were in the van at the time, with some suffering minor injuries.

Tracy was driving a work truck owned by Bizzy Bee Plumbing. He’s charged with driving while impaired and felony death by motor vehicle. He suffered minor injuries and is being held in Johnston County Jail. His bail is set at $1 million.

It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer to comment on his behalf.

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