Salisbury man charged after hitting, killing bystander
By Nathan Hardin
A Salisbury man was charged Monday after hitting and killing a woman on I-85 Friday afternoon.
According to the Highway Patrol, two women were involved in a minor accident near the George W. Liles Pkwy exit on I-85 at about 1 p.m. Friday. After pulling to the median to exchange information, both women were struck by Todd Winecoff’s vehicle as he swerved to avoid the slowed traffic.
Highway Patrol Officer D. Eggers said the traffic began to slow around the area of the wreck and Winecoff was “unable to reduce his speed,” forcing him to pull onto the median.
Ava Dickson, 38, of Durham, and Lamanda Reid, 22, of Lillington, were the two women involved. Both were taken to Carolina’s Medical Center-Northeast.
According to Eggers, Dickson was treated and released. Reid later died at the hospital.
Eggers charged Winecoff Monday with misdemeanor death by vehicle. He was not arrested.