Last week, there was a fatal one-car crash in a Rutherfordton neighborhood. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Poors Ford Road on Tuesday evening. For currently unknown reasons, a vehicle left the roadway, overturned and crashed into a home. The SUV struck two people. James Hart and Marlene Daniel were neighbors who were in their yards at the time of the crash. Daniel was killed in the crash, and Hart was seriously injured.

Initial reports indicate that the 21-year-old driver involved may have been distracted behind the wheel. The cause of this wreck is likely still under investigation. The driver was hospitalized and has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Marlene Daniel’s family members and friends.