A woman accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal pedestrian accident has recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The North Carolina woman was reportedly high on drugs and texting while driving when she hit the 75-year-old pedestrian, causing her fatal injuries. In her plea deal, other charges -- including DWI -- were dropped.
Early in February, the woman was driving her SUV in Belmont. She was purportedly high on prescription medication, and the authorities suspect that she was also texting as she drove. She supposedly swerved off the road and hit trash cans and a fence before running into the pedestrian who was taking a walk.