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Woman charged in fatal I-540 wreck

Posted April 19, 2011 10:42 a.m. EDT

— One of the drivers involved in a fatal four-vehicle wreck on Interstate 540 two weeks ago faces a criminal charge, police said Tuesday.

A 1999 Toyota driven by Pamela Michelle Hoyles, 44, of Raleigh, and a 2002 Ford driven by Sharon Garrett McKinnon, 45, of Oxford, bumped on eastbound I-540 between U.S. Highway 70 and Leesville Road on April 5, police said.

The contact sent the Toyota off the right shoulder of the highway and sent the Ford across the highway median into the westbound lanes, police said. The Ford was then hit by two vehicles, killing McKinnon.

Police charged Hoyles with misdemeanor death by vehicle.