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Updated Aug. 29, 2019

Toxicology tests show that a Whitsett woman charged in a crash resulting in her daughter's death was not impaired at the time of the accident, the Highway Patrol said Thursday.

On June 9, Sara Lindsey Mcglynn, 35, was involved in a single-vehicle crash on N.C. 61 near Homeview Road in Guilford County. Her daughter, Madeline Fichack, was taken taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where she died, authorities said. Two of Madeline's siblings suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Troopers initially suspected Mcglynn was impaired, but have ruled that out after receiving the toxicology tests.

Mcglynn is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, having no operator’s license, child restraint violation, driving left-of-center and reckless driving in the crash.


Posted June 10, 2019

WHITSETT A 4-year-old died after a single-car crash Sunday, and her mother, who was driving, is charged in the girl’s death.

Sara Lindsey Mcglynn, 35, of Whitsett, was northbound in a 2014 Chrysler minivan on N.C. 61 near Homeview Road in Guilford County, the Highway Patrol said in a news release.

About 6:30 p.m., the minivan traveled off the road to the right and Mcglynn overcorrected, crossing the center line and running off the road to the left, according to the release.

The minivan struck a concrete drainage ditch and then a concrete wall at the drainage pipe for a private driveway. It came to rest on the southbound shoulder.

The girl, Madeline Fichack of Whitsett, was sitting on the passenger side of the second row and was improperly restrained, according to the release. She was taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where she died, authorities said.

Mcglynn and two other passengers, Madeline’s 2-year-old and 8-year-old siblings, suffered minor injuries and also were taken to the hospital.

Mcglynn is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, having no operator’s license, child restraint violation, driving left-of-center and reckless driving.

Troopers said drug impairment is suspected and are awaiting toxicology test results.

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