North Carolina

Woman's Body Found in Wrecked Car Days After Towing

State trooper on scene apparently thought vehicle had been abandoned


The body of a missing North Carolina woman was found inside her wrecked car, three days after it was ordered by a state trooper to be towed away from the crash scene.

Carolyn Ann Watkins, 62, of Clayton was reported missing by her son early Monday after she failed to show up at work.

An accident report filed Friday by N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Marlon Williams shows her crashed 2000 Pontiac was found Friday morning in a deep ditch near Smithfield, about 30 miles southeast of Raleigh. Both air bags deployed

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  1. “Note: No driver at the scene of this collision,” Williams wrote in his report.

    WTF??? Did he even LOOK in the car? The story fails to mention where her body was, so I can’t assume it was in the driver’s seat, but you would think that someone would have looked around the inside of the vehicle and in the ditch. You know, just to make sure there wasn’t an injured person around after a car went head first into a ditch. One would think that would be part of the standard protocol. Apparently, the trooper was disturbed that the wreck interfered with his donut run!
    That trooper had better pray that she wasn’t alive and died from injuries that could have been tended to or there will be HELL to pay!
    Just kidding. The bureaucrats are already circling the wagons. It’s not like it was a politician or a cop that died. Just an old woman.
    Nothing to see here. Move along and let us goof off, uh, I mean do our jobs.

  2. I am sure he was stressed out from issuing to many traffic tickets cut the guy some slack – He just needs some paid time off and maybe early retirement with full benefits

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