The driver of a tractor trailer that struck a car and killed two people
Dec.22 on Hwy 49 South in Randolph County is facing additional charges.
Timothy John McCarty, 36, of Cabarrus County, has been charged with two
counts of involuntary manslaughter. He posted an $80,000 bond.
McCarty was originally charged with passing in a no-passing
zone. The accident took place around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy
49 and Dunbar Bridge Road.
He is accused of trying to pass several vehicles in a two-lane no-passing
zone while coming over the crest of a hill. Three cars were coming in
the opposite direction.
The tractor-trailer collided head-on with one of them side-swiped another,
Danny Ray Perry, 49, and Kelly Perry, 53, were struck in a 1997 Chevy Lumina
and both died at the scene.
The couple’s grandson, 6-year-old Deacon Cole, was also riding in
the car. He was airlifted to Wake Baptist Medical Center and has since