Durham, N.C. — A 25-year-old woman was charged Monday after a North Carolina Central University freshman died following a two-car crash Sunday night in Durham.
Police said the crash occurred in the 1100 block of East Geer Street just after 9:30 p.m. when Natasha Lynn Taylor, of Durham, crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic and struck a westbound car driven by 18-year-old Quillon Rendleman, of Charlotte.
In court on Monday, police said Taylor was driving drunk. She was held on $100,000 bond.
“Given the charge, it’s very serious, and what happened is very serious,” Taylor’s attorney, Bill Breeze said, adding that his client believed the high bond was fair.
Myiah Andrews, 18, of Greenville, was a passenger in Rendleman’s car and was killed in the wreck. Andrews was a freshman at North Carolina Central University.
Rendleman, Taylor and two other passengers in Rendlemen’s vehicle – Jeremiah Phronebarger and Celi Smith, who are also students at NCCU – were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Taylor was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and failing to maintain lane control. She was placed in Durham County Jail under a $250,000 bond.