Lashunaqa Cooper Killed in Alleged Rocky Mount, North Carolina Drunk Driving Accident

Authorities from the North Carolina State Police have released the identity of a 21-year-old woman killed in a collision in Rocky Mount, NC on Monday, March 11th, 2013. Accident investigators handling the evaluation believe Lashunaqa Cooper was killed when the vehicle she operated was collided with by a vehicle that had crossed into the lanes of oncoming traffic for reasons currently under investigation as they navigated Highway 301.

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The report does not clarify if Lashunaqa Cooper was killed instantly in the collision, or if she was possibly transported by emergency response personnel to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to the injuries inflicted on her in the accident a short time after her arrival. The driver of the offending vehicle has since been identified as Stacey Deans, who currently faces drunk driving related charges stemming from the accident.

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