Passenger Killed After Drunk Driver Hits House

12:59 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
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Eden, N.C. -- A drunk driver hit a house in Eden Friday morning, killing the passenger.

The accident happened Friday around 2:15 a.m., near the intersection of Stadium Drive and Vaughn Street. 

Investigators said the vehicle overturned after hitting the home; two people were thrown from the wreck. They found 28-year-old Tonya Hopkins Tucker, from Cascade, Virginia, dead. 

The second person, Jason Ray Bates, 25, from Danville, Virginia, was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro for treatment.

Police said Bates was driving at the time of the crash and was cited for Driving While Impaired.

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