Woman Identified In Fatal Crash

The Highway Patrol investigates a fatal crash Monday on Highway 27 near Coats. Daily Record Photo/Tyler Stocks

By Tyler Stocks
Dunn Daily Record

COATS – A woman, who died in a car crash Monday night on N.C. Highway 27 East near Delma Grimes Road, has been identified as Judy Kay Bradley, 59, of Coats.

Bradley died shortly after 4 p.m.  when her white  passenger car pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler, said Trooper Anthony Cox of the N.C. Highway Patrol said. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Jose Guadalupe Torres-Sanchez, 25, of Four Oaks, struck a guardrail and overturned while Bradley’s car went off the road to the right down an embankment which is covered in tall grass. 

Cox said that prior to the collision, Bradley, who was driving South on Delma Grimes Road, stopped at a stop sign but pulled into the path of the truck which was headed east towards Benson. 

Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital, Cox said.  

The truck is registered to Hilltop Farms in Four Oaks and was carrying a load of sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes were strewn all over N.C. 27 East near the guardrail where the 18-wheeler overturned.  

In addition to the Highway Patrol, Coats-Grove Fire Rescue and Harnett County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.