Woman dies in NC crash when tractor-trailer tries U-turn in highway, officials say

North Carolina news

MADISON, N.C. (WGHP) — A vehicle crash that shut down parts of U.S. 220 for hours Thursday night was deadly, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

A tractor-trailer was driving southbound on Highway 220 around 7:50 p.m. The driver went to make a U-turn into the northbound lanes, when the truck hit the car driven by Sharon Stephens-McCandless, 76.

Stephens-McCandless then collided with a guardrail.

She died at the scene.

There have been no charges filed, and the investigation is on-going. The scene was cleared around 12:49 a.m.

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