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Katelyn Tyler Self, 26, and Amanda Self killed, several injured, and driver Roger Self arrested in intentional car crash into Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 2:39pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Police: Suspect faces 2 murder charges in restaurant plowing

The Gaston Gazette reported that wait staff said Self had initially taken his family into the restaurant and had them seated. He then went back out to his vehicle and drove at a high rate of speed into the area where they were sitting, they said. 

Man accused of intentionally plowing into Gaston Co. restaurant, killing deputy daughter and daughter-in-law

The second person killed was identified by the sheriff as Amanda Self, the wife of Roger Self’s son, Gaston County Police Officer Josh Self. Josh Self was injured and is in critical condition.    

Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

But the pastor said that Self, his longtime friend, was struggling with mental illness so severe that he asked his son Josh to take his guns away about 10 weeks ago. 

Home Depot assists recovering Self family member following fatal incident

Lori Pearson from the Gastonia Home Depot confirmed the Home Depot foundation approved grant money to fund a project to help Josh’s recovery.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Katelyn Tyler Self
Roger Self
Amanda Self
Josh Self

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