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Report: Greensboro Man Indicted For Deadly Accident

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- A grand jury in Davidson County indicted a Greensboro man on involuntary manslaughter for an accident that happened in May, according to The Dispatch of Lexington.

The accident happened May 14 on I-85 Business, near Old Greensboro Road. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) said 33-year-old Lance Safford hit another driver while driving 60 mph in a construction zone.

Richard Carter, 57, died from injuries at an area hospital.

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WFMY News 2 reported in May that a witness saw Safford texting at the time of the accident. Troopers initially charged Safford with misdemeanor Death by a Motor Vehicle. He made his $10,000 bond and was released from jail.

Court documents obtained by The Dispatch say troopers have evidence that Safford was texting and driving. He did not hit his brakes before he slammed into Carter's vehicle, according to The Dispatch.

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