Woman dies in early Tuesday morning wreck - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Woman dies in early Tuesday morning wreck

Posted by Kim Ratcliff - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened early Tuesday morning on Carolina Beach Road.

Authorities say 19-year-old Marjorie Jean Whitney was driving southbound on Carolina Beach Road between Independence and Shipyard Blvd., when she rear-ended the car in front of her.

According to police, Whitney was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.  She was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

The second vehicle (the car that was struck) was propelled into a nearby car lot where it damaged several other cars.

The male driver of the second vehicle was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Neither of the drivers involved had other passengers.

This is the first traffic fatality of 2010 in the city of Wilmington.  

Copyright 2010 WECT. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly