SOUTH WELDON, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman died and two other passengers were injured in a single-car crash Friday afternoon in Halifax County, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.
The crash was reported on N.C. 125 near Blue Sky Road in Halifax County around 12:35 p.m. Friday, according to Trooper J.T. Keeter of the highway patrol.
The N.C. Department of Transportation said N.C. 125 was closed in both directions near Blue Sky Road because of the crash. The road, south of South Weldon, reopened around 3:15 p.m.
The crash happened when a passenger car carrying at least three people went off N.C. 125 to the left and hit a tree, Keeter said. He added that he did not think anyone was ejected, despite previous reports.
A woman in the car died and two other people in the car were injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, Keeter said.
Keeter said he is unsure what caused the car to veer off the road.
“We’re not sure — still under investigation about what caused the incident,” Keeter told CBS 17.
He added that everyone in the car was wearing seatbelts.