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No charges filed in fiery I-40 crash that killed 11-year-old

Posted April 24

— The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said it will not file charges in a fiery crash that killed an 11-year-old boy and seriously injured two women on Interstate 40 two weeks ago.

Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle said there were a couple of factors in deciding not to charge the driver, Angela Jones, 32. She said investigators believe it was Jones who caused the crash when she tried to cross the median.

Jones remains in critical condition at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Health Care, and a timetable for her recovery is uncertain. Jones' son, Isaiah, died in the crash, something Doyle says is worse than criminal charges.

Jones was driving her sons on I-40 near Benson when, investigators say, she made an illegal U-turn, crossed the median and ran into the path of oncoming traffic.

In addition to Jones' car and the truck, two other vehicles were caught up in the crash, and two other people were injured. Jennifer Brundidge, who was riding with her daughter at the time, is also at UNC and was listed in fair condition on Monday.

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  • Bobby Caudle Apr 25, 6:56 a.m.
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    oh wow, they finally realize they were human and not perfect and there is such thing as an accident. praying for the family