An update was released on a fatal collision in Boone that we reported earlier this month. 21-year-old Madison Jane Mahagan of Durham has been indicted on two counts of felony death by vehicle. The charges are in connection to a crash on September 4 that took the lives of 52-year-old Tracy Marie Lindamore and 54-year-old James Leroy Lindamore, Jr., both of Frostburg, Maryland.
On September 4 at 11:02 p.m., the Boone Police Department received 911 calls from numerous parties, of a motor vehicle collision involving pedestrians at the intersection of East King Street and Forest Hills Drive. A 2016 Nissan passenger car reportedly driven by Madison Jane Mahagan was traveling East on East King Street nearing the intersection as two pedestrians were crossing the roadway in a designated crosswalk.
Boone Police officers responded to the scene and began rendering aid to the pedestrians who were struck. The Boone Fire Department and Watauga Medics also responded. The pedestrians were pronounced deceased on the scene as a result of their injuries from the collision. Mahagan was arrested and initially charged with driving while impaired.
The Boone Police Department Traffic Safety and Reconstruction Unit conducted an investigation into the causation of the crash and reconstructed the sequence of events that led up to the fatal collision. At the conclusion of the investigation, officers consulted the Watauga County District Attorney’s Office for charging considerations.
Officers appeared and testified before the Watauga County Grand Jury and a True Bill of Indictment was issued for Mahagan on Monday (September 28). She turned herself in to authorities and was later released after posting $100,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for November 16.