CURRITUCK Co., N.C. (WAVY) — A Barco household is mourning the demise of their 11-year-outdated daughter immediately after North Carolina Freeway Patrol states she was strike and killed by an impaired driver on August 30.
On Saturday, September 8, Julie Randel, 11, handed absent as a outcome of injuries prompted by the incident.
According to police, Julie Randel was crossing US 158 in front of Currituck County Center College with her brother. Police say they experienced effectively crossed the avenue but Julie was strike when she ran back again into the road right after she realized she dropped some thing.
Law enforcement say the driver, Daniel Deweese, stayed on the scene next the incident. They incorporate that it was determined that alcoholic beverages was a variable in the crash.
Following Randel’s demise, Deweese was charged with felony demise by vehicle and 2nd-degree murder in connection to the incident.
The household collected at Currituck County Center Faculty for Julie’s celebration of existence on Sunday, September 19.
Just one by a person, her good friends took the phase in the school’s auditorium to share tales about Julie’s lifestyle. 1 that Rachel Lovelace, a witness to the incident, states was reduce also shorter.
“Us as dad and mom,” reported Rachel Lovelace, a spouse and children close friend. “It very easily could have been one particular of our little ones as properly.”
That believed and Julie’s story have been the driving power for a petition that asks for a crosswalk in front of the college.
For some college students who stroll to college, they have to cross US 158, a 5-lane freeway. The petition pushes for basic safety actions to be set in area to avert a different incident.
“If there’s a crosswalk, a crossing guard, they can cease site visitors for these young children,” mentioned Lovelace. “It’s a big freeway and persons velocity down it all the time.”
At the time of the incident, Rachel states the family didn’t have insurance plan to assistance go over clinic costs.
“The family members should not be still left to fork out for a further person’s negligence,” Lovelace mentioned to 10 On Your Aspect.
The family is inquiring for privacy at this time but reported those people who want to present their guidance can mail income to CashApp account $hopeforjulie.
Most of the revenue will go to Julie’s loved ones to support deal with the week’s lengthy hospital keep and funeral costs.
10 On Your Side arrived at out to the North Carolina Division of Transportation to see if they were being aware of the petition. They produced this statement…
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the loved ones of the young woman killed in this tragedy. As security is our No. 1 priority, we have launched an investigation into this crash to decide if there is possibility to enhance the security for all highway people. We will make our preliminary findings offered immediately after we conclude our investigation. We appear ahead to doing the job with Currituck Universities if they would like to go after the ask for in the petition.”
Jamie Kritzer, Assistant Director of Communications for N.C. Section of Transportation
We are going to carry on sharing updates on Julie’s story and NCDOT’s investigation.