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Fayetteville Woman Killed in Accident on Florida Highway

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A woman from Fayetteville was killed in an accident that happened on Interstate 95.

Details about the Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

WNCN News is reporting that a 63-year-old woman from Fayetteville was killed in an accident that happened on Thursday along Interstate 95 near Smithfield when she lost control of her vehicle and it veered off the road before colliding into a tree.

The Florida Highway Patrol has indicated that the woman, identified as Wilma Jean Lewis, was heading north on Interstate 95 at about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon when she lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road.

Witnesses told police that another vehicle, possibly a 2013 or 2014 model Nissan with Florida license plates, was driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic. Lewis swerved to avoid the vehicle and then left the roadway.

An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • There were 219 fewer motor vehicle fatalities in 2014 than there were in 2013.
  • During the same year, although there were less fatalities, there were about 25,000 more people injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2014 than there were in 2013.

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