21-year-old Madison Jane Mahagan of Durham was arrested Friday (September 4) by Boone Police Officers. She’s charged with driving while impaired following a late Friday night wreck that claimed the lives of two Maryland residents.
Friday at 11:02 p.m., the Boone Police Department received 911 calls from numerous parties regarding a motor vehicle collision involving pedestrians at the intersection of East King Street and Forest Hills Drive. A 2016 Nissan passenger car 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 that 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.
The deceased were identified as 52-year-old Tracy Marie Lindamore and 54-year-old James Leroy Lindamore, Jr., both of Frostburg, Maryland. Mahagan was arrested and initially charged with the DWI count. The investigation of the collision is on-going and any additional charges associated with the collision are pending the conclusion of the investigation by the Boone Police Department’s Traffic Safety and Reconstruction Unit and consultation with the Watauga County District Attorney.