A West End man was arrested in connection to a crash in Aberdeen that claimed two lives on Sept. 9 on U.S. 1 in front of Burger King, according to the Aberdeen Police Department.
Darren Lindsay, 47, was arrested on Friday.
“Lindsay was identified as the driver of an Infinity SUV, which was traveling south in the northbound lane, and collided with a Kia passenger car occupied by three adults, which was traveling north in its lane,” said Aberdeen Police Department in a press release.
Feature photo: An Infinity FX35 sustains heavy damage in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 1 in Aberdeen on Sept. 9.
According to officials, Martin Marsh, 69, of West End, the backseat passenger in the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lindsay and the driver and passenger of the Kia were taken to Moore Regional Hospital in serious condition, where Theodore McRae, 60, of Southern Pines, the front passenger of the Kia, passed away at the hospital.
“Alcohol was determined to be a factor,” said the Aberdeen Police Department regarding the investigation and arrest of Lindsay.
He was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated felony death by motor vehicle, one count of driving while license revoked impaired revocation, one count of driving while impaired, and one count of driving left of center.
After his arrest, Lindsay appeared before a Moore County magistrate and was remanded to the Moore County Detention Center under no bond, pending a hearing in Moore County court on Oct. 5. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
To read the on-scene reporting of the crash, please click on the picture/link below: