Watauga car crash victim dies


By Adam Orr - [email protected]



(Photo submitted) Brittany Richardson, 22


JOHNSON CITY, TN-A Taylorsville woman involved in a car crash in Boone earlier this month died Oct. 19, according to information released by the family of Brittany Richardson.

“Our sweet girl Brittany’s suffering ceased and she went to a better place,” Richardson’s cousin Jenni Hall wrote on a GoFundMe page dedicated to raising money for Richardson’s funeral expenses.

According to media reports, Richardson, 22, was injured in a car crash on Oct. 12 when the Honda she was driving on NC105 collided with a dump truck near the intersections of 105 and Shull’s Mill Road north of Foscoe. According to GoBlueRidge, NC Highway Patrol Trooper Hendrix said the dump truck had crossed left of center trying to avoid another vehicle making a turn when the crash occurred.

Richardson was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center, according to the report, along with the dump truck’s driver, Kenny Carpenter, 57, of Spruce Pine.

According to an online obituary posted by Boone Family Funeral Home, Richardson was born in Watauga County in 1994 to Mark Allen and Melissa Diane Richardson.

“She was a student at Lee-McRae College where she was studying Wildlife Biology,” according to the obituary. “She enjoyed hiking, drawing, watching movies and spending time with her boyfriend, Nick Benfield.”

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Melissa Richardson, of Taylorsville; her paternal grandmother, Wilma Richardson, of Jefferson; her maternal grandparents, David & Peggy Richardson, of Creston; her dog Alice; several aunts and uncles also survive.

Reach Adam Orr at 336-489-3058.

(Photo submitted) Brittany Richardson, 22
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Richardson.jpg(Photo submitted) Brittany Richardson, 22

By Adam Orr

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