Highway Patrol: North Carolina woman missing before fatal accident | North Carolina News

WHITSETT, North Carolina (AP) — A North Carolina woman killed in an accident while driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 Thursday night was reported missing from her home earlier in the day, news reports authorities.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said soldiers were called to westbound I-40 in Guilford County around 5 p.m. for an accident, the News & Record reported. A Hyundai Santa Fe heading east in the westbound lanes collided head-on with a Ford Explorer, causing a chain crash involving five other vehicles, highway patrol said.

The driver of the Hyundai, Pearlie Mae Williams, 69, of McLeansville, died at the scene and the driver of the Ford and his son were taken to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries, officials said. responsible. Her mother was taken to hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The Greensboro Police Department confirmed that Williams was reported missing from her home earlier in the day, according to the Highway Patrol news release.

It is unclear where or why Williams entered the eastbound westbound lanes.

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