Charges have been filed against a Granite Falls, N.C., woman who was driving one of the vehicles involved in a head-on collision last Thursday that killed an Oxford woman and seriously injured her husband and son.

Mackenize Nichole Vos, 26, of 2175 Idlewood Drive, No. 4, was arrested Sunday by the North Carolina Highway Patrol after being released from Caldwell Memorial Hospital. She is charged with reckless driving and driving with a revoked license, N.C. Highway Patrol First Sgt. V.A. Misenheimer said. He said troopers are meeting at the district attorney’s office April 30 to determine if additional charges will be filed.

The crash injured Oxford residents Philip DuBois, 41, and Jamie DuBois, 13, who are recovering in North Carolina hospitals. Philip’s wife, Tammy DuBois, 42, was killed in the accident, which also claimed the life of Philip’s uncle Wendell DuBois of Taylorsville, N.C. Three other women related to Wendell DuBois were seriously injured.

According to a preliminary report from the N.C. Highway Patrol, Vos’ Dodge was traveling south on Dudley Shoals Road around 7:15 p.m. during a steady rain when she crossed the center line and struck a minivan driven by Wendell DuBois traveling north.

Investigators said inattention and speed were the primary factors in the crash. Vos reportedly was talking on her cell phone at the time of the crash.

Vos was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond. She is expected to appear in court today.

Misenheimer said Dudley Shoals is one of five roads in Caldwell County with high priority patrol by police due to collision statistics and data.


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