Woman Found Dead In Car Crash

The NC Highway Patrol and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a woman found in a wrecked car.  At 11:16pm Wednesday, Wayne County Communications received a call reporting a female was slumped over in a vehicle near the intersection of Pikeville-Princeton Road and Nahunta Road in western Wayne County.  As emergency personnel were responding to the scene, the call was upgraded to a car crash.

Deputies said they arrived to find a car in the ditch. The driver, a young white female, was found dead inside the vehicle.  State troopers also responded to assist.

On Thursday, deputies said the cause of death has still not been determined but it remains under investigation. The name of the victim is being withheld under her next of kin have been notified.