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Fayetteville woman charged in fatal Hope Mills crash

Posted February 26, 2014

Nicole Gaskins Morris

— A Fayetteville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a recent wreck in Hope Mills that killed a man, police said.

Nicole Gaskins Morris, 32, of Byford Court, was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger and three counts of misdemeanor child abuse. She was released on a $110,000 unsecured bond.

Investigators said Morris was driving at about 60 mph in a 45-mph zone on Hope Mills Road on Feb. 6 when she collided with another vehicle, killing Guillermo Gonzales. Police said she had a blood alcohol content of 0.19, which is more than twice the level at which drivers are considered impaired under North Carolina law.

Three children were in Morris' car at the time of the crash, police said.


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