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More Charges Filed In Deadly Johnston Accident

Posted October 25, 2005

— An accused drunken driver may face manslaughter charges for a deadly accident in Johnston County.

The state Highway Patrol said 20-year-old Ashley Williams pulled out in front of a sport utility vehicle at the intersection of

Highway 39 and Earpsboro Road

. The SUV swerved to avoid Williams' car and rolled over.

Mari-Leigh Baker was thrown from the vehicle. She died when it landed on top of her.

Right now, Williams is charged with DWI and a stop sign violation. More charges are expected.


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