Woman from Lexington Dead in Accident on Highway 64
LEXINGTON, NC – According to an online news report at the-dispatch.com, a woman died as a result of a head-on crash on United States Highway 64 close to the intersection of United States Highway 52 earlier this week.*
The 48-year-old female victim perished as a result of her injuries that she sustained in the accident. According to a trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, in the early afternoon, a 2002 GMC truck was going westbound on Highway 64. The vehicle veered off of its lane and went over the cement island located in the middle of the highway. At this point, the truck collided with a 2007 Nissan passenger vehicle driven by the 48-year-old woman heading eastbound. As a result of the accident, both drivers of the vehicles were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The operator of the GMC truck is identified as a 61-year-old man from Lewisville, North Carolina.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident. It is not believed that speed was a factor in the crash. Alcohol and/or drug impairment have not been ruled out as potential causes of the accident.
According to the family of the victim, she was a waitress at a local restaurant located on Old United States Highway 64 at the Davidson-Davie county line. Per employees of the restaurant, the victim had just left work and was heading home when the accident happened.
The owner of the restaurant noted that the woman was not just an employee but a loving and kind person who everyone adored.
“She didn’t know a stranger,” the owner of the restaurant said. “She was one of the kindest and most loving people you could know. She told everyone that she loved them; that’s what people remember the most about her. All the comments on (social media) talk about how they are going to miss the “[victim’s] hug.” It is just who she was, energetic, smiling and never had a cross word for anyone.”
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