Delonia Slaton, Catherine Slaton Charged In Fatal Crash In High Point

3:47 PM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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High Point, NC -- Police in High Point spent Wednesday afternoon investigating an accident that killed one person.

Investigators said the accident happened around 2:12 pm in the 2400 block of West English Rd.

Thursday, officers said they charged a mother and her daughter and one other person with the driver's death.

Police said Delonia Juwanna Slaton was driving east on W. English Rd. when her car crossed over into the westbound lane, hitting another vehicle. The impact caused that vehicle to overturn several times. The driver Nickey Len Jacobs died at the scene, police said.

Police said Slaton and her passenger, Rachel Jones, left the scene of the crash. Investigators said they later learned that Slaton called her mother, Catherine Slaton, who went to the scene of the accident and claimed to be injured from the crash. Catherine Slaton was transported to High Point Regional. While police processed Ms. Slaton to see if she was impaired, she admitted that her daughter was driving the car and had left the scene.

Delonia Slaton is charged with:

  • DWI
  • 2nd Degree Murder
  • Felony Hit & Run

Catherine Slaton is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, Filing a False Report.

Rachel Jones is charged with: 2nd Degree Murder.

Delonia Slaton was issued a a $1,000,500 bond, Catherine Slaton was held on a $250,000 bond and Rachel Jones has not been served a warrant at this time.

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