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Woman indicted for wreck that killed another in gas station parking lot

Posted June 15, 2010

— A Fuquay-Varina woman was indicted on charges murder, driving while impaired and child abuse Tuesday for a wreck in the parking lot of a Lillington gas station.

Police said Amanda Bailey Culross, 30, had her three daughters, ages 4 to 8, in her car when she backed over 75-year-old Jo Ann Bacon, killing her.

The incident occurred at the Hess gas station at the intersection of N.C. Highway 27 and N.C. Highway 55 in Coats in September.

Bacon, a retired teacher who spent 40 years in area schools, was crossing the parking lot to pay for gas when Culross' minivan hit her, police said.

Culross "had a strong odor of alcohol" and was given a blood test, according to a police report.


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  • pebbles262004 Jun 16, 2010

    This woman needs to be put away for good! Kill one person and put her on children's life in danger also. She does not deserve to be a mama...

  • Lightfoot3 Jun 16, 2010

    What about the doctor dude that killed that dancer about the same time this happened? Is he also charged with murder? Or did his money and status buy a lighter response?

  • mad_dash Jun 16, 2010

    What an upstanding role model for those children!

  • Adelinthe Jun 15, 2010

    This happened months ago. I'm surprised it took so long.

    Praying for those who loved her victim, and praying for her children - that their mother would drive under the influence with them in the car is disgusting to me.

    God bless.