Virginia woman dies after crash on I-77 in North Carolina

November 5, 2019

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a Virginia woman has died of injuries suffered in a crash on Interstate 77.

The Roanoke News reports the North Carolina State Highway Patrol says 61-year-old Jennifer Stender Burton of Roanoke died after being injured in a tractor-trailer crash Oct. 27 on I-77 near mile marker 81. The patrol says the left lane was closed for construction.

According to the patrol, a tractor-trailer failed to slow sufficiently and struck the back of a vehicle in which Burton was a passenger. The vehicle she was in was then pushed into a tractor-trailer ahead of it.

Burton was taken to the hospital, and investigators were notified on Nov. 2 that she died of her injuries.

Officials say charges are pending in the accident.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com