NC Woman Charged In Drunken Driving Crash

Police have charged a North Carolina woman with drunken driving and felony death by vehicle following a car crash that left one person dead.

Raleigh police said a car driven by 27-year-old Manuela Mantanona Gomez of Raleigh slammed into the back of another car stopped at a red light killing 24-year-old John Sullivan of Charlotte on Saturday.

Sullivan was trapped in the back seat of the car that was hit.

Police say Gomez was injured and taken to WakeMed. A spokesman said Sunday that Gomez remained at the hospital and was in good condition.

Two other people in the car with Sullivan were hurt in the wreck, but their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.


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  • by TO This DOG Smokes Location: Washington on Mar 15, 2010 at 09:09 PM
    You really told us.....just how IGNORANT YOU ARE...hahaha....get your Counties straight before you remark again. A Box of Rocks doesn't have anything on you!!!!!!
  • by hate shallow ppl Location: winterville on Mar 15, 2010 at 01:58 PM
    it doesn't matter what color she is, the fact that somebody innocent died. she probably is a woman that made a mistake and regrets her decisions that costed somebody their life. and for those who said she probably an immigrant and other things, you are probably no better than she is because you are closed minded and i wouldnt be suprised if she has a college education and do better than the ones that are commenting negative stuff. yall are probably leeching off the government with Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Section 8. I do have to give immigrants one thing, they are determined and hard working; too bad some of you can say the same.
  • by This Dog Smokes Location: Greenville on Mar 15, 2010 at 01:47 PM
    Kathy - Because you have a legal immigrant husband doesnt make you the authorized INS agent that determines whether she is a NC resident. As she has an hispanic name you naturally take upon yourself to call her a Mexican. Could she possible be Guatemalan or Salvadorian. Oops there goes your INS badge for Pamlico County.
  • by This Dog Smokes Location: Greenville on Mar 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM
    Now who is being ignorant. A hispanic name you naturally assume she is Mexican. Kathy- "NC woman" meaning she has a NC drivers lic., meaning she had to have legal proof of residency meaning she probably has insurance, meaning she is more than likely legal or with legal guardianship. Next time dont put your location as it only shows your Pamlico County ignorance.
  • by Larry Location: Greenville on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    It is obvious that bigotry and ignorance are both still alive and well in ENC. You take a news story about someone losing life and turn it into an opportunity for Mexican bashing. You are probably the very same hypocrites that warm pews on Sunday and utter swelling remarks about having love for neighbor. It makes me want to puke.
  • by Paula Location: Jacksonville on Mar 15, 2010 at 09:39 AM
    How the heck do you know whether or not she is from here? That's not even what's important at this point. Someone else has lost a family member to a drunk driver. My prayers are with them, that family will never be the same. I also hope Manuela is okay and along with the legal consequences she faces, which should definitely not be taken lighty, this is something she will have to live with for the rest of her life. And hopefully she will not make the same horrible mistake again.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    *HIGH FIVE* to B, Disillusioned, Kathy and English. Im sure she didnt have insurance and YES, I am stereotyping because Im TIRED of so many illegals running around getting everything for practically free while i have to WORK.
  • by legal on Mar 15, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    There is a BIG difference between legal and illegal residents and I'd bet my life that this young driver was here illegally with nothing else to do with her time but to party. These illegal residents are sucking our country dry and killing innocent citizens.
  • by English Location: NC on Mar 15, 2010 at 07:26 AM
    Kathy, I agree with you-
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Mar 15, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    WITN, please don't call this a NC Woman. This is a mexican. We don't claim here. Sound ignorant? My ex-husband was a legal immigrant, paid his taxes and did it the right way. This trash just cost somebody their life. Assuming she is illegal? No, sure of it.
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