GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT/WNCN) — The family of a Pitt County woman killed by a drunk driver will have to wait to hear the sentencing of the suspect.
Myiah Andrews was 18 when she was killed in a head-on collision in Durham on April 9, 2017.
Natasha Taylor, 25, pleaded guilty to felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.
Durham police said Taylor 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 driven by Quillon Rendleman, 18, of Charlotte.
Andrews was a passenger in Rendelmen’s vehicle and died at the scene following the collision, police said. She was a freshman at NCCU.
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 made an open plea meaning the judge sets the sentencing for the suspect.
Myiah Andrews’ family traveled to the Durham Courthouse Tuesday for what was expected to be the final sentencing of Taylor.
The family said shortly after they arrived it was evident that Taylor was not going to show up for the sentencing.
Tonya Andrews, Myiah’s mother, said the judge issued a warrant for Taylor’s arrest and placed a $200,000 bond when she is detained.
“We were thinking we were just going to go on in there,” said Andrews. “Everybody was kind of dreading the process but we held strong together as a family thinking that this is it, this is the end. Then we can move forward and continue to heal and deal but that was not the case.”
The family plans to make the trip back to Durham when Taylor is found.
Andrews was a pre-nursing major at NCCU. Andrews graduated in 2016 from South Central High School in Winterville.
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