2018-05-21 22:09:24 UTC
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into
a North Carolina restaurant busy serving Sunday lunch, killing
his daughter and another person and injuring several others,
Bessemer City Police said in a statement that preliminary
evidence indicates Roger Self, 62, purposely smashed his way
into the Surf and Turf Lodge where reports say families were
eating a relaxed midday meal.
Footage from the scene showed emergency responders treating
people on the ground outside the restaurant as shocked patrons
milled about in the aftermath of the crash. Killed was 26-year-
old Katelyn Tyler Self, the daughter of the driver and a Gaston
County Sheriffs Office deputy. Authorities havent released the
name of the second person fatally injured, saying they were
still notifying relatives.
Police said Roger Self was arrested after the vehicle had fully
slammed its way inside the steak and seafood restaurant in
Bessemer City, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Charlotte.
Jail records show hes been charged with two counts of first-
degree murder in the deaths of his daughter and his daughter-in-
law, Amanda Self, a nurse. The Gaston Gazette reports Amanda
Self was the wife of Gaston County Police Officer Josh Self, who
also was seriously injured, along with Roger Selfs wife, Diane,
and the 13-year-old daughter of Josh and Amanda Self.