CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman has died after suffering a medical emergency and crashing into a tree Saturday afternoon, according to Cary police.
Cary police, Cary fire and Wake County EMS responded to the single vehicle crash at 3:30 pm. in the 11200 block of Penny Road near Ten Ten Road.
After arriving, police said 75-year-old Miriam Carol Strickland, the driver of a Ford Escape, appeared to have suffered a medical emergency, causing her to lose control of the vehicle.
They said the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree.
Strickland and 81-year-old Mary Ann Taylor, who was a passenger, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police said Penny Road was closed to all traffic from Ten Ten Road to Killingsworth Drive for about two and a half hours. The road reopened shortly after 5:45 p.m.
Officers shared Sunday afternoon that Strickland has died.
They said Taylor remained in the hospital in stable condition.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.