Troy woman sentenced in 2019 death of Norwood resident Kim Ingold
Published 11:43 am Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Troy resident Bethany Haywood, who was involved in a collision that killed Norwood resident Kim Ingold in 2019, was sentenced this week to 36 months of supervised probation for felony death by motor vehicle and an additional 36 months of supervised probation for a DWI charge.
Instead of her case going to trial, Haywood accepted a plea deal. Her other two charges — reckless driving to endanger and driving left of center — were dismissed as part of the deal, according to John Deaton, Montgomery County Clerk of Superior Court.
Haywood, 31, is currently serving five months within the state’s Department of Corrections — also part of the plea deal.
If Haywood violates her supervised probation related to the felony death by motor vehicle, she would serve a suspended sentence of 64 to 89 months in prison. If she violates her other supervised probation, she would serve a 12-month suspended sentence.
The accident occurred on Sept. 7, 2019, when, according to the Highway Patrol accident report at the time, Haywood was heading east on N.C. Highway 24 in Biscoe when she collided with two cars driving west, one driven by Ingold. Haywood’s truck crossed the center line and struck a Nissan before hitting Ingold’s Mazda, killing Ingold. Prior to hitting Ingold’s car, the truck sideswiped a Nissan Altima driven by Raleigh resident Tiffany Jeffries.
Haywood was estimated to be driving at 55 mph when she struck the Nissan, which was going at about 40 mph at the time of impact. Ingold, an Anson County school teacher who was driving home after attending an NC State football game, was driving about 50 mph when she was struck.