Community remembers father, son killed in crash


BURKE COUNTY, N.C.,None - A Burke County woman is accused of driving drunk and high when she hit and killed a man and his son Tuesday night.

Her violent arrest Tuesday night led to her teary-eyed court appearance Wednesday.

A pair of fathers and sons were out for a joy ride Wednesday evening around their neighborhood when 37-year-old Amie Jo Skeens hit them with her car and drove away, police said.

Family and friends of the victims are remembering them as happy people and great members of the community.

"Every time you seen him, he had a smile on his face. I mean," said neighbor Denise Elliott.

Elliott said it was last week that one of the victims, 19-year-old Kevin Moody, spent time at her house. "They were trying to find homes for puppies, and they brought them in my house and we found them a home," she said.

Residents of the close-knit community said Moody and his father, Stephen Moody, were friendly people. They were best friends with another father-son duo, Brett and Dillon Cole, who lived across the street.

All four were on motorcycles last night when trooper said Skeens crossed the center line, hitting Brett Cole's hand and then hit the Moody motorcycle head on.

They died at the scene of the accident.

Skeens said she was too high to drive Tuesday night. In court Wednesday, Skeens was quiet and tearful. But those tears are no solace for the friends and family of Kevin and Stephen Moody.

"We're going to miss him. We're really going to miss him," Elliott said.

Both families declined to comment Wednesday afternoon after Skeens made her court appearance. Troopers said they are meeting with the district attorney to determine whether second degree murder charges can be filed in the case.

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