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Sources: Liquor store worker sold to nephew's underage friend before fatal crash


TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) -- A Tabor City ABC employee has been cited for selling alcohol to a minor who died in a car accident shortly after the purchase. Troopers said alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

WWAY has learned that Tony Lee Byrd, the liquor store employee, is the uncle of Daniel Patrick Young, the teen investigators say was driving the car that crashed and killed Young's passenger 19-year-old Kuamane Charles McCord. Investigators say Byrd sold McCord alcohol before the accident.

Byrd is scheduled to appear in court July 28.

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another child taken

this man should have known better now one life has been taken and the others messed up!something this kid will never over knowing that he has to live with the fact that he killed his friend and his uncle .being a parent is hard but not knowing where your child is or the fact of knowing you will never hold them or see them again is a bad feeling,and my heart and prayers go out for this family and a kid trying to be cool.......god hold these young and keep them safe.

Columbus County

and in the past, the posts have all been about retiring Senator Soles.

The penalty for this guy should be increased as it was his nephew and as noted, he should have known the young man's age.