Salisbury man convicted of second degree murder in DWI case

  • Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:48 a.m.

Kenneth Myles Lewis Jr. was sentenced Thursday in Rowan County Superior Court after being convicted by a jury of second degree murder and driving while impaired.

Judge W. Erwin Spainhour sentenced Lewis to between nearly 20 years to 24 and a half years in prison.


On Dec. 6, 2010, Carolyn Wilson was killed in a crash on N.C. 150 in Salisbury when Lewis’ vehicle, which was traveling west, crossed into the eastbound lane and hit Wilson’s vehicle. Wilson was treated at the scene and taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where she died a short time later.

The State Bureau of Investigation crime lab analyzed Lewis’ blood, which revealed alcohol and Xanax.

Lewis had previously been convicted of driving while impaired, driving with an open container of alcohol and driving after his license had been revoked.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said in a news release she “appreciated the thorough investigation conducted by Troopers M.T. Eason and D.H. Deal, as well as Troopers S.W. Myers and B.K. Palmiter with the North Carolina Highway Patrol Collision Reconstruction Unit.”

Cook also said she appreciated the work of Assistant District Attorney Thomas M. King in bringing Lewis to justice.

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