A second elderly woman has died of the personal injuries she suffered in a September 18 crash in which a car ran off the road and landed in a creek.
Shortly after 4 p.m., 73-year-old Paula Joan Wheeler, a passenger in the vehicle, died after the vehicle ran off Fayetteville Road near Brookwood Drive and landed in Swift Creek.
The driver, 69-year-old Joyce Underwood Horton, received hospital transport after the crash. She was pronounced dead the following day.
Two others in the vehicle, a woman in her 70s and a 10-year-old child, received transport to WakeMed in Raleigh for the injuries they suffered. Their names were not immediately made available.