Deadly Crash in Buncombe County

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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC -- Sunday night at around 8 p.m. there was a single car accident that killed one passenger.

According to law enforcement, the car was traveling west on Charlotte Highway and ran off the road near Upper Brush Creek Road in Buncombe County. The car hit a tree and then overturned.

Pronounced dead at the scene, Jennifer Ann Bowen, 37, was from Isle of Palm, South Carolina.

The driver of the car is from Fairveiw. Michael Shane Wells, 35, was taken to Mission Hospital and charged with DWI. 

A second passenger, 23-year old Matthew Benham was also transported to Mission.

All of the people in the car were wearing seatbelts.



*Editor's Note: A criminal charge is an accusation, by law, a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven in a court of law

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