Man Charged In Crash That Killed Grandmother

A Cove City man has been charged in a deadly crash that killed a grandmother New Years weekend.

State troopers have charged Daniel Stonebreaker with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Melba Lipford of Snow Hill died when her SUV was rear ended by Stonebreaker's SUV on U.S. 70, between the Clarks and Tuscarora exits. The crash happened on December 30th around 8:30 p.m.

Lipford's four year old grandson was in a child safety seat and was not injured, even though the SUV ended up in the woods.


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  • by Kayla Lipford Location: Vanceboro on Jan 22, 2012 at 07:05 PM
    This was my mother that was involved in this accident and lost her life. I really hope that this accident will send a message to at least one person, and know that you can never be to careful while driving. I can't express to anyone how important it is to be careful. This man took a woman from us that we all loved so dearly in a tragic way, all because he took his eyes off the road for a split second. Please just be careful
  • by Kayla Lipford Location: Vanceboro on Jan 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM
    This was my mother that was involved in this accident and lost her life. I really hope that this accident will send a message to at least one person, and know that you can never be to careful while driving. I can't express to anyone how important it is to be careful. This man took a woman from us that we all loved so dearly in a tragic way, all because he took his eyes off the road for a split second. Please just be careful
  • by betty Location: aurora on Jan 16, 2012 at 05:11 PM
    this sure sounds like this person was texting and drifted over in her lane of traffic. I see this all the time. Usually texters will hog the passing lane to keep from running off the roadway; I've seen them drift over onto the yellow line and was afraid they would "head-on" someone.
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