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Knightdale woman killed after SUV hits car pulling out of driveway

February 7, 2019
Overturned car blocks N. Smithfield Road in Knightdale

A Knightdale woman was killed Wednesday morning when her SUV flipped on North Smithfield Road following a collision with a car pulling out of a driveway, authorities said.

Candace Marie Valentine, 31, was southbound on Smithfield Road shortly after 7:30 a.m. when a Mercedes sedan pulled out of a driveway near Poole Road into the path of her Mazda SUV, authorities said.

The two vehicles collided, and the SUV then ran off the right side of the road. Valentine over-corrected, causing the SUV to flip, and she was thrown from the vehicle, authorities said.

The driver of the Mercedes, Vasyl V. Sharkadi, 33, of Plains, Pa., was charged with failure to yield right of way and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

The crash closed North Smithfield Road between Sandy Run and Poole Road.

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