NC daughter using cell phone causes crash that kills dad, troopers say

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a woman typing an address into a maps application on her cellphone while driving caused a Caldwell County wreck that killed her father.

Multiple media outlets report North Carolina Highway Patrol says 61-year-old James Cherry was killed Tuesday when the vehicle he was in crossed the center line on Connelly Springs Road and hit a truck and a Jeep traveling in the opposite direction.

State trooper F.J. Beam says Cherry’s daughter, 35-year-old Tequila Cherry, was looking at her phone using Google maps. Investigators say she caused the wreck.

Officials say six people were injured, but all had non-life-threatening injuries.

Beam says Tequila Cherry has been charged with driving with a revoked license. Beam says he will meet with prosecutors to consider if other charges will be filed.

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