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Published On: 8.27.2015 Gastonia, NC

Gastonia businessman Charged in Fatal Accident


From today’s Charlotte Observer:

Prominent Gastonia businessman Julius Dalpiaz was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor death by vehicle for his role in the Monday accident that claimed the lives of Samantha Thomas, 34, and her unborn child.

Donna Lahser, spokeswoman for Gastonia police, said Dalpiaz was at a stop sign at South Vance Street and tried to turn left to go east on West Garrison Boulevard.

Thomas, with her 11-month-old son and her brother-in-law, Sherman Thomas, 61, in the car, slammed >>Read more