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One killed in crash on Monroe Expressway in Union County, authorities say

A child was also taken to a hospital due to a gash on the forehead but is OK.
A child was also taken to a hospital due to a gash on the forehead but is OK.
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 8:40 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 9:04 AM EST
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – Crews have responded to a deadly crash Tuesday morning in Union County.

According to authorities, at least one fatality has been confirmed in this crash on the Monroe Expressway. Emergency crews were called out just before 8 a.m. to the crash that was off the roadway.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a trooper driving along the expressway on routine patrol Tuesday morning noticed the wrecked car around 7:40 a.m.

Troopers said the car entered the expressway around 12:33 a.m. Tuesday going over 100 mph. The speed was 106 mph when the driver lost control and crashed, according to the NCSHP.

The deceased is a woman, but her identity has not been released at this time, troopers said.

A child was also taken to a hospital due to a gash on the forehead but is OK, according to the NCSHP.

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