Woman indicted on 9 charges related to ramming into dealership, wrong-way crash with ambulance


A Wilson County woman was indicted Monday on nine charges related to a wrong-way crash involving an ambulance.

Karen Harold, 58, was indicted on multiple charges that included two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. 

According to investigators, Harold is accused of ramming her 2004 Honda Accord into Cabriolet Motors, a luxury car dealership, on Lumley Road on around 10 p.m. April 18.

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Three Porsches and an Audi were damaged in the crash, according to the indictment.

“She just kept hitting it and hitting it and hitting it until she got inside,” said witness Jackie Vane.

Harold is accused of then trying to leave the crash scene, and driving the wrong was on Lumley Road before crashing head-on into an ambulance, court documents say. The ambulance was responding to a call when the collision occurred, police said. 


Two emergency medical personnel were in the ambulance at the time of the collision, police said. Both were taken to the hospital, but were OK.

According to the indictment, Harold is also accused of driving into a vehicle driven by a Raleigh firefighter, who was also responding to the crash.

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Harold is charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony hit and run, reckless driving to endanger, driving the wrong way on a dual lane, misdemeanor injury to real property, misdemeanor injury to personal property, and two counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

In her first court appearance in April it was revealed a Wilson County judge signed a court order to have Harold committed to a psychiatric hospital prior to the crash.

Harold’s defense attorney said her mental health would be evaluated.

She is due in court on July 30.

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