A woman from Apex died and another person suffered personal injuries in an October 11 crash in which their vehicle ran off the road and collided with a pine tree, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.


According to a spokeswoman for the NCHP, 43-year-old Cynthia Rennee Ellerbee died at the scene. State troopers believe she was driving recklessly.


The crash took place shortly before 8 p.m. on Stepheson Road, less than a mile north of Holly Springs. According to state troopers, Ellerbee’s vehicle ran of the road to the right, struck several mailboxes and a culvert, and collided with a pine tree.


Ellerbee was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.


Reports that the injured passenger was Ellerbee’s elementary-school-age son were not confirmed.

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