Woman killed in accident on U.S. 74

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 15 at 6:56 AM

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. -- Lanes in both directions of U.S. 74, south of Lattimore were breifly closed Monday after a fatal accident.

Highway Patrol tell NBC Charlotte, the driver of a passenger car failed to yeild to a tractor trailer.  The crash happened at the intersection of  U.S. 74 and Peachtree Road.

Investigators say Ashley Durkee, 25, was driving her vehicle when she suddenly pulled out in front of the tractor trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Officials say speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

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