19-Year-old North Carolina Teen Dies in DWI Car Accident And Adults Are Charged With Serving Alcohol to Minors at a Party
Four adults in North Carolina have been charged in the deadly DWI accidental death of 19-year-old Emily Mosely on August 17. Terry Moseley, one of the adults charged, is Emily’s father. He is charged with three counts of giving alcoholic beverages to a minor.
According to North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, Terry Mosely purchased alcohol at an ABC store in Greensboro. He then brought the alcohol to a party that was hosted by Sandra McBride, Stephen Dale McBride, and their 21-year-old son Stephen Lee McBride in Walnut Cove. All three of them are also charged with providing alcohol to teenagers.
Emily, her 18-year-old ex-boyfriend Richard Oakley, and her 16-year-old sister drank alcohol that night. Oakley says that that everyone at the party had been drinking. The prescription drug Xanax was also somehow involved.
Oakley lost control of his car near Stokesdale while driving Emily and her sister from the party. The car fell into an embankment on Lauren Road. Oakley and Emily’s sister were not seriously hurt in the car accident, but Emily was thrown out of the motor vehicle and died. Oakley has been charged with reckless driving and DWI (driving while impaired).
Terry Mosely, Stephen Lee McBride, Sandra McBride, and Stephen Dale McBride say they did not serve alcohol at the party.
When a person dies because another party acted negligently, the family members of the deceased may be able receive compensation through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit filed against the responsible parties. In North Carolina, surviving family members can recover compensation for a number of damages, including funeral/cremation/burial costs, medical costs related to the treatment of the injuries that led to the wrongful death, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and loss of financial support.
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in North Carolina is two years, and there may be more than one party that can be held liable for your loved one’s death—whether the negligent person(s) acted directly or indirectly to cause the deadly accident.
Deadly accidents also resulting from medical malpractice, dangerous or defective products, nursing home abuse, and unsafe premises can often lead to wrongful death claims and lawsuits against the responsible parties.
Adults Charged in Fatal DWI Accident, My Fox WGHP, August 27, 2007
Related Web Resources:
Wrongful Death Overview, Justia.com