Mother killed in 311 crash
A woman was killed and her teenage daughter was injured in a head-on collision in Randolph County Sunday.
Norma Mendez Diaz DeLeon, 39, of Franklinville, was killed after a pickup truck crossed the center line of U.S. 311 and crashed into the car she was driving about 3:30 p.m., according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
DeLeon’s daughter, 16-year-old Brenda Hernandez, was sitting in the front seat and was injured in the two-vehicle wreck, which occurred near Lilly Flower Road, about two miles south of Archdale.
Hernandez was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition Monday.
Troopers said charges are pending against the driver of the other vehicle, Roger Dale Allen, 34, of Trinity.
Allen was driving a 2004 Ford F-350 south on U.S. 311, when it traveled left of center in a curve and struck an oncoming 2000 Dodge Neon driven by DeLeon, according to Trooper Greg Ingram.
The car came to rest on the right shoulder of the roadway. DeLeon died at the scene.
The truck overturned after impact and caught fire, Ingram said. Allen was taken to High Point Regional UNC Health Care, where he was treated and released.
Ingram said all three people involved were wearing seat belts.
Investigators suspect speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash and were expected to meet with prosecutors to determine possible charges to file, Ingram said.
Troopers secured a warrant to obtain a blood sample from Allen to test for impairing substances and were awaiting the results on Monday, he said.