A publicist for UNC’s PlayMakers Repertory Company was driving while impaired when she was killed in a head-on collision Aug. 25, according to a newly released state toxicology report.
Constance “Connie” Mahan, 61, had a blood-alcohol level between 0.21 and 0.22 – nearly three times the state’s legal limit of 0.08 – after she died, the report said.
Mahan was driving west in the eastbound lane of Raleigh Road when her car collided with another car at 9:39 p.m., police said. The wreck happened near Greenwood Road, a short distance from UNC’s campus and the UNC Center for Dramatic Art, where Mahan worked.
The other driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released. Mahan, a Carrboro resident, was pronounced dead at UNC Hospitals.
She had been the director of marketing and press for PlayMakers since 2007, previously serving as director of marketing and communications with Triad Stage in Greensboro.
Family and friends are planning a remembrance for Mahan from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Kenan Theatre at the Center for Dramatic Art, located at 250 Country Club Road in Chapel Hill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a reception is planned after the gathering.
Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP by Oct. 17 at svy.mk/2dDZaGo.