The deceased, Teresa Bordeaux, 47, had died almost instantly following the wreck after her vehicle was struck by another car, according to the police. Bordeaux was driving a Honda Accord just before 8:30 a.m. with two passengers, Gary Bryant, 51, and Cassandra Carroll, 18.
As reported by the authorities, Bordeaux’s car was stopped at a red light in the right turn lane of southbound Capital Boulevard at Old Buffalo Road, when a Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Keosha Patton, 24, approached the same intersection. There was an SUV in the lane beside the Honda. As Patton approached, she was unable to see past the SUV and changed lanes, entering Bordeaux's lane.
The police say that Patton was speeding and could not stop in time when she saw Bordeaux's vehicle stopped in front of her. Immediately following the collision, the Honda jumped the median and sideswiped a Pontiac traveling northbound driven by Sharde Jones, 19 years of age.
Bordeaux had been pronounced dead at the scene. As for the other three injured: Patton, Bryant and Carroll were released from Wake Medical Center after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Additionally, Jones was not injured at all according to Lt. Chris Bertram. Charged with death by motor vehicle, speeding and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision is what Patton has been charged with.