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Woman dies after DWI wreck

Posted October 30, 2008

— A Raleigh woman died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a head-on collision Sunday, police said.

Judylynn Jean Zamber, 32, was southbound on Capital Boulevard near the Wakefield development at about 12:30 Sunday when her 1994 Infiniti collided head-on with a 2008 Toyota driven by Jennifer Faye Burnette, police said.

Burnette, 38, of Norfolk, Va., turned left from Common Oaks Drive onto Capital Boulevard and was driving north in the southbound lanes when the wreck occurred, police said.

Zamber died Wednesday, and Burnette was listed in good condition Thursday at WakeMed.

Burnette was initially charged with driving while impaired and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Police said they would meet with prosecutors to determine whether to upgrade the charges because of Zamber's death.


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  • janielou Nov 7, 2008

    Does anyone know how the driver died? I thought that she was in "good condition".

    I don't know how this post could be similar to one of my previous posts... I have never posted before!

  • janielou Nov 7, 2008

    Does anyone know how the driver died? I thought that she was in "good condition".

  • ncjets Nov 5, 2008

    Ok, everyone...The driver has died. Has she paid her price now?? Don't be so quick to judge people. God has a plan for everyone. God Bless both families for their loss.

  • kbo0801 Oct 30, 2008

    And it amazes me how some people have already had convictions and continue to drive drunk. Uggh it just makes me sick.

  • kbo0801 Oct 30, 2008

    "Nevertheless, why does it always seem the innocent person dies in DWI crashes?"

    I wonder the same thing. The drunk usually does not have any injuries and does not die. But, the innocent one either gets hurt really bad or dies. I just hate that and why can't people sit down somewhere when they are drunk? I have been tipsy plenty of times and I will not drive to the next destination. Just wait...call a cab. do something because take someone else's life.

  • leo-nc Oct 30, 2008

    I'm thinking second degree murder would be good.

  • workingforthosethatwont Oct 30, 2008

    same as I said last time..permanent revocation of her license, 10 yrs in prison, work release after 5 yrs to pay the family for expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, never have a car in her name again, 5 yrs probation when she gets out. NO IF'S AND'S OR BUT'S....DO IT AND IT WILL STOP SOME OF THIS.

  • makeitright Oct 30, 2008

    DUI wrong side of the road. Murder One Electric chair next

  • duwanna50 Oct 30, 2008

    JudyLynn was an amazing, brave, kind, free spirited young woman who was looking forward to doing more great things in her life to help others. She was recently a kitchen manager at a homeless shelter for women. She prepared thousands of meals with the residents, always providing support and encouragement. She will be greatly missed.

  • QT3.14 Oct 30, 2008

    Wonder if it was 12:30 AM or PM? Wonder what model cars they were driving?

    Nevertheless, why does it always seem the innocent person dies in DWI crashes?