Woman dies from July 15 wreck

Staff Report

A recent driving while impaired-related wreck in Winston-Salem already blamed for one death has claimed its second fatality, with the victims identified as a local brother and sister.

Clinton Robert Edwards, 63, of Pauls Creek Road in Cana, Virginia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the night of July 15 at the intersection of North Point Boulevard and University Parkway, according to previous reports.

Edwards’ sister, Mary Edwards King of White Buffalo Road, Mount Airy, a passenger in a vehicle Edwards was operating, was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and listed in critical condition afterward.

King died Friday night.

Edwards and King had visited their sister, Nancy Johnson, operator of House of Plants in Mount Airy, in the hospital before the wreck occurred. Johnson has only recently been released from hospitalization with a pacemaker.

A preliminary investigation revealed that as the 2007 Honda Civic occupied by Edwards and King was eastbound on North Point Boulevard, the driver of a 1995 Ford F-150 — headed south on University Parkway — failed to stop at a red light at North Point Boulevard.

The pickup traveled into the intersection and struck the Honda. The truck’s operator, Robert Taylor Downey, 50, of Grant Avenue in Winston-Salem, was charged with driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license.

Staff Report

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