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Antony Smith, 12, dies after his mother, Laura Lynne Smith, 49, flips their SUV with blood alcohol allegedly 4 times legal limit in Raleigh, North Carolina
Modified Date:Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:13pm
Accident Date:Monday, October 13, 2014
"In homeroom a whole bunch of people were talking about someone who died and my homeroom teacher was crying," classmate Iesha Lynch said. "My teacher had a moment of silence for him because like, it was just really sad."
Area media outlets report that 49-year-old Laura Lynne Smith was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired. She had been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and exceeding a safe speed.
A judge on Thursday increased the bond for a woman whose 12-year-old son died last month when, Raleigh police say, she crashed her Chevrolet Suburban into a tree while traveling at a speed of 74 mph.
Laura Lynne Smith, of Raleigh, was diving 74 in a 45 mph zone south on Creedmoor Road when she lost control of her SUV struck a speed limit sign, rolled over, and hit four trees. Her son, Antony Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith's blood-alcohol content was allegedly .32, which is four times more than North Carolina's legal limit.
Topics:DWI - DUI - Alcohol or Drug Use, Rollover, Children/Minors Involved, High-Speed/Excessive Speed
Laura Lynne Smith
County:Wake County, NC