An automobile accident in which one person in Columbus County suffered fatal personal injuries on the morning of October 19 was under the investigation of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.


Officers said that a 50-year-old woman fell asleep at the wheel on Highway 74 between Bolton and Lake Waccamaw. Her vehicle ran off the road and collided with several trees.


Troopers say it is uncertain what time the crash occurred due to a lack of witnesses, but the woman’s vehicle was discovered shortly after 7 a.m.


The identity of the woman was not immediately made available.

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