Trooper Charge Driver Involved in Fatal Collision on US 1 near Wake Forest


The State Highway Patrol has charged the driver involved in last Tuesdays fatal collision that resulted in the death of Michelle Simone Barlow, 42, of Wake Forest.

Donald Wayne Caulder Jr., 29, of Laurinburg was taken into custody by the State Highway Patrol on Tuesday, March 29th in Scotland County and was charged with Misdemeanor Death by a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Reduce Speed. He was later released under a written promise to appear at his scheduled Wake County court date of Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Donald Wayne Caulder Jr., 29, of Laurinburg, was traveling north on US 1 and operating a 2004 Freightliner dump truck towing a bobcat when he rear ended a 2004 Toyota Sienna Van being driven by Michelle Simone Barlow, 42, of Wake Forest. The impact resulted in her death. Investigators believe that Barlow was either stopped or slowing at the time of the collision. The force of the collision caused Mrs. Barlow's vehicle to be pushed into the rear of a 2011 Freightliner Tractor Trailer operated by Marvin Douglas Erb, 49, of Danville, Va. Mr. Erb's vehicle then rear ended a 2015 Honda passenger vehicle operated by Timothy Peter Ligowski, 49, of Wake Forest