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.

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