Woman Dies In Highway 301 Crash

Selma Police have released the name of a woman who died in a single vehicle accident Monday night on Highway 301 at Highway 39.  Police said Maria H. Flores Escamilla, 67, of New Creech Road, Selma was traveling northbound on Highway 301 at 7:15pm. At the intersection of Highway 39, Escamilla drove straight through the Y-intersection and collided head on with a tree.  The victim later died.

A witness told Selma Police they got behind the vehicle on Highway 301 near North Street in Smithfield and observed the 2013 Ford car she was operating swerve in and out of the travel lanes from Smithfield to the crash site. The witness also observed the fatal wreck.

Officials have not said if any type of medical condition may have played a factor in the crash.