WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A tragic single car accident resulted in the death of a former Winston-Salem State University women's basketball player early Wednesday morning in Winston-Salem. According to police, driver Vince Sherman Williams Jr., 27, was driving a 2005 Honda Civic north on Cherry Street when he lost control at the intersection with Reynolds Boulevard and crashed into a telephone pole. The accident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. and Mr. Williams' guest passenger, Jillian Rose Charlet, 22, of Brownsboro Road in Winston-Salem, died at the scene of the wreck.
The driver and another passenger, 21-year-old Choloe Claudette Morse, were both taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. According to police, speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. However, it is not clear whether any charges have been filed against the driver and police indicate the crash investigation is ongoing.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Jillian Charlet and her family. Ms. Charlet was an accounting major set to graduate in May, and she last played for the Rams during the 2010-2011 season. Before starting school here in Winston Salem, she attended New Washington High School in Mabe, Indiana.
This is the 8th traffic-related death in Winston-Salem NC this year.
For the news account of this collision, visit http://myfox8.com/2012/03/28/passenger-killed-in-single-car-wreck-in-winston-salem/
For information about the rights of guest passengers injured in car accidents in North Carolina, or for information about the legal rights of family members in wrongful death actions, contact an experienced Winston Salem personal injury lawyer at Nagle & Associates, P.A. The law firm only handles serious motor vehicle accident cases for injury victims and their families. This personal injury trial law practice can be reached online at www.naglefirm.com or by telephone toll free at (800) 411-1583.