Woman killed in Monday accident

Published 10:31 am Tuesday, November 22, 2011

By Lance Martin

MARGARETTSVILLE — A 43-year-old Margarettsville woman died Monday morning in a single vehicle crash on Tower Road, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Trooper D.P. Efird said troopers received the call around 3:55 a.m. They discovered a 1990 Honda Accord driven by Lori Ann Claude went off the road to the left and struck a tree.

Efird said the car did not have airbags and Claude, who was wearing a seatbelt, was trapped in the vehicle. The top of the car had to be cut off to retrieve her.

Efird said troopers believe alcohol may have been a factor and are awaiting a coroner’s report.

The crash occurred two miles outside Margarettsville.

Lance Martin is the owner and editor of rrspin.com.