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

Posted June 15, 2010 5:06 p.m. EDT

— 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.