Police say the crash between the two vehicles occurred on U.S. Highway 158. Officials say a driver in a brown SUV traveling north crossed the centerline and crashed head-on with a van heading southbound.
The van went off the road and overturned in the right shoulder, reports WDBJ7. A total of 17 people sustained injuries in the two-vehicle wreck. Three of the injured occupants received treatment at High Point Regional Hospital and two were transported to Moses Cone MedCenter.
The van, according to WDBJ7, carried a group from the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses from Martinsville, Virginia.
The driver of the SUV, 35-year-old Diadra Shaffer, had her one-month-old son in the vehicle with her. Both the mother and son had restraints on during the wreck. WDBJ7 reports that Shaffer drove while under the influence of an impairing substance.
Shaffer faces charges including driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, misdemeanor child abuse, left of center, and driving while license revoked. Shaffer could face additional charges, according to police.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):