Woman Charged With Providing Alcohol Before Fatal Crash

A Chocowinity woman is charged with providing alcohol to two teenagers who were fatally injured in a crash the same day. Brian Samuel Taylor and Patrick Woodham, both 19, died as a result of the June 25 accident on River Road in Beaufort County. District Attorney Seth Edwards says the two were given alcohol by Wendy Jones Vaughn. Edwards says Vaughn purchased the alcohol at the ABC store on John Small Avenue on June 25 and delivered the rum to Taylor and Woodham. The North Carolina Highway Patrol says alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash. Vaughn's court date on two counts of aiding and abetting the underage possession of liquor is scheduled for September 20.