Driver sentenced in work zone death

Nov. 2, 2023
Driver will serve 38 to 58 months in prison.

Caleb Grindstaff, 32, pleaded guilty to felony death by vehicle after hitting a construction worker, Dario Carvajal Dominguez, in December 2021.

Grindstaff will serve a prison sentence of 38 to 58 months, according to a report in Citizen Times.

Carvajal Dominguez was employeed by NHM Constructors, a North Carolina Department of Transportation contractor. He was in a work zone for a bridge project on U.S. 19 when the Honda Grindstaff was driving hit a traffic cone then struck Carvajal Dominguez and pushed him into a trailer attached to another car. He died at the scene.

The investigation of the fatality revealed that Grindstaff had fentanyl in his blood at the time.

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