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Driver charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in crash

The N.C. State Highway Patrol says the driver of the Dodge pick-up truck that ran a stop sign last week, resulting in a three-vehicle crash, has been charged.

Elvy Flores-Matamor was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, according to the Highway Patrol.

The accident later resulted in the death of Albemarle resident Cynthia Thomas.

Fifteen children, ages 3 to 5, were passengers aboard a Stanly County Head Start bus that was also involved in the accident. The children and the bus driver were not seriously injured. Flores-Matamor was also not injured.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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