October 12th Highway 105 Accident Victim Passes Away

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A young woman involved in a wreck on highway 105 on Wednesday Oct 12 has passed away.

According to a GoFundMe account posting, “On 10.20.2016 Our sweet girl Brittanys suffering ceased and she went to a better place. The family is devastated and beyond words at this time. All proceeds raised so far will be helping with the funeral service and anything else the family needs at this time. . Please continue to share this and pray for Mark and Melissa. Thank you.”

The wreck involving a dump truck and passenger car resulted in major traffic delays on 105 that morning.

Per information available after the accident from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, A 1999 International dump truck, driven by Kenny Carpenter, 57, of Spruce Pine, was traveling toward Boone swerved left of center to avoid a vehicle stopped to make a left turn, and in doing so, the truck struck a Honda car traveling toward Foscoe head-on.

Richardson’s funeral service will be held on Monday according to an obituary from Boone Family Funeral Home:

Miss. Brittany Danielle Richardson, age 22, of Taylorsville passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Gilliam and Pastor Stephen Jones officiating. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:00am at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00pm on Monday; three hours prior to the funeral service.

Miss Richardson was born in Watauga County on Tuesday, September 20, 1994 to her parents Mark Allen and Melissa Diane Richardson. She was a student at Lee-McRae College where she was studying Wildlife Biology. She enjoyed hiking, drawing, watching movies and spending time with her boyfriend, Nick Benfield.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Melissa Richardson, of Taylorsville; her paternal grandmother, Wilma Richardson, of Jefferson; her maternal grandparents, David & Peggy Richardson, of Creston; her dog Alice; several aunts and uncles also survive.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 191 Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604.

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