Major section of US-1 in Cary reopens after Ohio woman killed in crash, police say

Wake County News

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – A major section of U.S. Route 1 south was shut down Thursday morning due to a fatal crash, according to the Cary Police Department.

Police were on scene for several hours investigating a crash that occurred on U.S. 1 south between Walnut Street and Tryon Road. U.S. 1 was completely blocked in this stretch of road.

Northbound lanes were slow but still moving and did not get shut down.

According to police, the crash happened when “The victim’s vehicle was disabled and she was struck from behind by another vehicle.”

Melissa Dewy, 27, of Ohio was killed in the collision, Cary police said.

Police did not say if the woman was outside the vehicle or if she was ejected when her vehicle was hit.

Two other vehicles were involved.

One driven by a 26-year-old Raleigh woman and the other driven by a different 26-year-old Raleigh woman.

Cary police provided no other details.

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