One killed after car runs into tractor trailer on I-85

A mother was killed and her 10-year-old daughter is fighting for her life after a devastating crash on I-85 Wednesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 41-year-old woman was killed after her car collided with a tractor trailer Wednesday evening on I-85.

According to N.C. Highway Patrol, a vehicle and a tractor were both traveling north on I-85 near Edgewood Road. 

The tractor trailer was stopped in a lane due to ongoing construction and heavy traffic. Waleska Radriquez-Rivera, 41, was driving a car and failed to reduce her speed. She collided with the tractor trailer and was later pronounced deceased.

N.C. Highway Patrol says there was an additional injury in the accident.

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