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Danyel Middleton

A woman has been charged with second-degree murder after she was accused of hitting four construction workers, and killing one, while driving impaired early on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Danyel McKenzie Middleton, who just turned 22 years old, is in the Cabarrus County Jail with no bond.

Middleton is also charged with death by motor vehicle and felony serious injury by motor vehicle. 

She will make her first court appearance for the new charge on Friday, Oct. 25. 

Police arrested Middleton, who they say, drove into a construction area just before 2 a.m. and crashed into construction workers on Concord Mills Boulevard.

Police said Middleton left Carolina Ale House before she crashed into the construction zone.

Police said the construction workers are employed by Cruz Brothers Concrete.

Officers said the incident happened near Entry A to the Concord Mills Mall, when a 2013 Dodge Dart was traveling eastbound on Concord Mills Boulevard and drove into an area where a road improvement project was underway.

Police said the area was properly marked with adequate lighting to designate the work zone.

Socorro Maya Martinez, from Graham, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two construction workers have been released from the hospital, while another remains in stable condition.

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