BREAKING: The deceased victim’s name has not been provided in the given information. : “Three Charged for Giving Alcohol to Underage Person Who Died in DUI Crash”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. – In a tragic turn of events, three individuals have been charged for providing alcohol to an underage person who tragically lost their life due to driving under the influence. The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) has taken swift action, filing charges against the responsible parties as part of an in-depth investigation into the fatal car crash.

The incident took place on September 23, 2023, when the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a 20-year-old male in Rutherford County. It was determined that alcohol played a significant role in the accident, as various alcoholic beverage containers were found at the scene. ALE was promptly notified and immediately launched an investigation.

To gather further evidence, ALE executed a search warrant on the 20-year-old male’s truck, leading to the discovery and seizure of assorted containers of alcoholic beverages. As ALE special agents delved deeper into the case, they uncovered that the young man had attended a homecoming party hosted by Brandon and Leslie Powell in Shelby. It was revealed that several other underage individuals had also attended the gathering and consumed alcoholic beverages provided by the Powells.

As a result of the extensive investigation, the following individuals have been charged: Staci Nicole Crosby, 27, from Boiling Springs, N.C., faces two counts of aiding and abetting a person under 21 years old in possessing alcoholic beverages. Brandon Keith Powell, 39, from Shelby, has been charged with three counts of the same offense. Leslie Powell, 44, also from Shelby, faces six counts of aiding and abetting a person under 21 years old in possessing alcoholic beverages, as well as two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible alcohol consumption and the devastating consequences that can arise from providing alcohol to underage individuals. The ALE’s diligent investigation and swift action in charging the responsible parties demonstrate their commitment to upholding the law and ensuring public safety.

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