- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - A Wake Forest woman was killed when a dump truck overturned in front of her car on N.C. 98 in northern Wake County.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker tells local media the crash happened Wednesday morning. Authorities say a red Nissan sedan, driven by 57-year-old Cheznee Johnson, crossed the center line of the road as the dump truck driver, 55-year-old Alfredo Carbajal, was traveling in the opposite direction.

Carbajal tried to avoid hitting the Nissan head-on, but the Nissan sideswiped the dump truck and the truck overturned.

A Volkswagen driven by 46-year-old Lisa Ortuno was crushed by the falling truck. Ortuno died at the scene.

Baker says the Highway Patrol hasn’t yet identified who’s responsible for the wreck.



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