Charlotte Woman Found Guilty of Causing Fatal North Carolina Hit and Run Accident

June 13, 2009, by Michael A. DeMayo

A Charlotte woman has been sentenced to spend at least 27 years in prison for causing a deadly North Carolina hit and run crash. A Gaston County jury found Charla Davis guilty of second-degree murder, reckless driving, DWI driving with a revoked license, two counts of felony hit and run causing death, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

The fatal Charlotte, North Carolina DWI car crash occurred last year. Ronnie Eudy, a truck driver, had stopped his truck to assist another driver that was having a seizure or stroke on Wilkinson Boulevard Bridge. Davis is accused of hitting Eudy, killing him, as well as causing injury to the man he was helping and to two other people before she fled the crash scene.

Davis is also accused of consuming two mixed drinks and four beers at Tony’s Bar prior to the deadly drunk driving accident. According to the prosecution, her BAC level was .18—which is more than double the legal limit. Because a BAC test was not administered at the crash site, however, Davis’s lawyer said there is no evidence that she was drunk.

The deadly auto collision was not Davis’s first DWI offense. Previous to this incident, she had four other DWI convictions. Last November, she was given the opportunity to plead guilty to second-degree murder accompanied by 14 to 18 years in prison, but she turned down the plea offer. Her conviction comes with a lengthier sentence.

Hit and Run Accidents
By law, drivers involved in a motor vehicle crash are supposed to stop at a crash site. Leaving a crash scene—especially when someone is hurt—can be an issue of life and death if the injured party is in need of medical attention. An experienced North Carolina car accident law firm can help you deal with your case involving a hit and run driver or any other negligent party.

Charla Davis found guilty on all charges, WBTV, June 11, 2009

Man on phone with 911 when struck and killed, MSNBC, June 9, 2009

Related Web Resources:
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles

North Carolina General Statutes


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