Cleveland mother charged with DWI after wreck; her 5-year-old airlifted to Baptist
STATESVILLE ó A Cleveland mother has been charged with driving while impaired after a wreck Saturday night that injured her two children.
A 5-year-old girl was airlifted to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in critical condition.
According to N.C. Highway Patrolman D.J. Reid, the accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday night.
Amanda Lindsay Sheridan, 26, of Triplett Road, Cleveland, was driving a 1988 GMC van north on Elmwood Road when she veered off the right side of the road. The vehicle then crossed the road and went off the left side before striking a bridge railing.
The van overturned and landed in a creek.
Five-year-old Leila Sheridan Wachop was taken to the Winston-Salem hospital. No information on her condition was available.
Her three-year-old sister, Caleigh Gem Wachop, was transported to Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville.
In addition to driving while impaired, Sheridan faces charges of reckless driving, child restraint violation and inspection violation.