Greenville college student killed in Durham head-on crash; woman charged

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A freshman at North Carolina Central University from Greenville was killed in a head-on collision Sunday night on East Geer Street in Durham, police confirmed.

Durham police said Natasha Lynn Taylor, 25, of Durham was traveling eastbound on East Geer Street near Cheek Road around 9:30 p.m. when she crossed a double yellow line and plowed head-on into a vehicle vehicle driven by Quillon Rendleman, 18, of Charlotte.

Myiah Andrews, 18, of Greenville, was a passenger in Rendelmen’s vehicle and died at the scene following the collision, police said. She was a freshman at NCCU.

Myiah Andrews


Rendleman and two other passengers in his car were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that police believe are not life-threatening.

Taylor also suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Taylor was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and failing to maintain lane control.

Natasha Lynn Taylor

She appeared briefly in in a Durham courtroom Monday morning.

“She’s devastated about what happened. Our sympathy goes out to the families,” said Taylor’s attorney, Bill Breeze.

A judge set Taylor’s bond at $100,000.

The 1100 block of East Geer Street from Cheek Road to Essex Road was closed due to the crash for about four hours.

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