1 killed, 1 injured after tree falls on vehicle in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One person was killed Wednesday evening when a large tree uprooted and fell onto a vehicle due to strong winds.

Police say a 2001 Ford Focus was traveling north in the 2000 block of Reynolda Road around 6:30 p.m. when the tree fell onto the car.

The driver, Justin Timothy Cardwell, 25, of Winston-Salem, sustained severe injuries and died at the scene.

The passenger, Rebecca Dobbins, 26, of Winston-Salem, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Baptist Hospital. Her injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Reynolda Road was closed for a time after the accident but has since reopened.

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