COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A witness to the shooting at R.C. Soles's home in 2009 has died.
Highway Patrol says Jessica Nealey died yesterday from injuries suffered in a car crash Monday night. Troopers say Nealey's car ran into a tree off of State Road 1141 east of Tabor City.
Nealey was the girlfriend of Kyle Blackburn. She was at the senator's home in August 2009 when Soles shot Blackburn in the back of the leg.