Crosswalk driver faces charges

Published 8:53 am Thursday, April 18, 2019

The driver of a car that struck a couple crossing a Mocksville street on Saturday, April 7 said she never saw them.

Doris Trivette Hauser, 63, of Rolling Hills Lane, Mocksville, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to yield right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk.

She told Mocksville Police Officer N.S. Rhodes that she drove through a green light at Depot Street and then heard a “bam, bam.”

The car was traveling east at an estimated 20 mph and never slowed down before hitting Geri Plagemann and David Plagemann, of Ridge Road, Mocksville. She died the next day; he is being treated for multiple broken bones.

Both of the victims were knocked onto the hood of the car and struck the windshield. They slid off the car when it came to an abrupt stop.

The couple had just crossed the center yellow line when they were struck just after 8 p.m.

Hauser remained on the scene and was cooperative. There were no signs of impairment, Rhodes reported.

The couple had been out to eat at Restaurant 101 and were crossing the street to their own vehicle when they were struck.