A 28-year-old pregnant woman died as a result of a single-car crash in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 31. Around 6:55 p.m., a 2007 Toyota Solara being driven by Bryan Wooten, 28, of Charlotte was traveling south on North Carolina Highway 16, near Optimist Club Road, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Master Trooper Jeffrey S. Swagger. The vehicle went off the road to the right, down an embankment and struck a tree. Nicole Anita Destadio, who was seven months pregnant at the time and also of Charlotte, was the front seat passenger. There were also two children, a two-year-old and a seven-year-old, in the car, Swagger said.
“The driver and the two children were injured and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” he said. “The right front passenger, Ms. Destadio, was airlifted from the scene to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. That’s where she died as a result of the injuries she received from the crash. Unfortunately, her unborn child passed away as well.”
Speed is not thought to have been a factor, according to Swagger but alcohol could be. An alcohol test was taken and the test results are pending.
“The investigating trooper will consult with the District Attorney concerning any forthcoming charges,” he said.