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Woman faces list of charges in early morning fatal crash on I-440

Posted January 19, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015

Kiera Jo Sprouse

— A woman faces a list of charges, including driving while impaired and death by motor vehicle, in a crash that claimed the life of a motorcycle rider just before 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Raleigh police said Kiera Jo Sprouse, 23, fled the scene after she drove her white 2013 Ford sedan into the back of a motorcycle operated by Thomas John Anstey on Interstate 440 near Glenwood Avenue.

Anstey, 50, of Cary, died in the crash.

According to a wreck report, Sprouse, of 10610 Westgate Club Drive, had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 – anything above 0.08 is illegal in North Carolina – and was traveling at an estimated 115 mph when her car hit Anstey.

Anstey was traveling an estimated 60 mph, according to the wreck report.

When police found Sprouse, they also arrested her on charges of hit and run causing death, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, driving without a license, driving without insurance and driving a vehicle with expired registration.

Sprouse was jailed under a $26,000 bond Monday morning. Her first court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday.