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Police: Woman charged with Lumberton crash showed no evidence of alcohol in her system
KFDM News has learned a woman charged with a crash that killed two Lumberton sisters showed no evidence of alcohol in her system. The Lumberton police chief received those results only recently and gave them to us.
The collision took the lives of 20 year old Connely Burns and her sister. Connely was pregnant. Her son was due this month. Her sister, 15 year old Courtney Sterling, was a student at Lumberton High School.
Family and friends remember both girls for their intelligence and personalities.
A driver struck their vehicle February 3rd.
Lumberton police say the suspect was traveling at more than 100 miles an hour when she crashed into the vehicle near the intersection of Highway 96 and Highway 69 in Lumberton.
Police say the violent crash spread pieces of the family's SUV nearly 600 feet from the point of impact
Lumberton police arrested 40 year old Crystal Boyett a few days after the crash. They charged her with manslaughter.
Chief Danny Sullins tells KFDM News he received a toxicology report just a few days ago. It shows no evidence of alcohol in Boyett's system.
The chief tells KFDM News he's still waiting for more information to learn if Boyett was under the influence of pills or any other substance.