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NC Mom Charged In Wreck That Killed Daughter

2:35 PM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
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New Bern, NC -- North Carolina troopers say a 24-year-old New Bern woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated in a crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter.

Authorities said Amber Sandvig crossed the center line Friday while driving near New Bern and hit an SUV head on.

Troopers say Sandvig's daughter was wearing a lap belt, but not the shoulder strap of her seat belt. She died a short time after the wreck at the hospital.

Authorities say Sandvig was taken by helicopter to a hospital. Prosecutors and troopers are considering additional charges. It isn't known if she has an attorney.

The driver of the SUV, her 32-year-old passenger and her 2-year-old son also were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not known.

AP

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