Mom charged with DWI in wreck that killed daughter

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 24 at 5:21 PM

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina troopers say a 24-year-old New Bern woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated in a crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter.  

Authorities said Amber Sandvig crossed the center line Friday while driving near New Bern and hit an SUV head on.  

Troopers say Sandvig's daughter was wearing a lap belt, but not the shoulder strap of her seat belt. She died a short time after the wreck at the hospital.  

Authorities say Sandvig was taken by helicopter to a hospital. Prosecutors and troopers are considering additional charges. It isn't known if she has an attorney.  

The driver of the SUV, her 32-year-old passenger and Sandvig's 2-year-old son also were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not known.  

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