GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A woman has died after her car crashed into a pond early Friday morning in Guilford County near Kernersville.
The call came in around 1:24 a.m. from neighbors who saw the car submerged in the 12-foot deep pond.
The driver, Chelsey Herrington, 20, was pulled from the car and transported to Moses Cone Hospital, but efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.
Officials say Herrington was in her car and submerged in the cold water for more than two hours. Crews made several attempts to pull her from the vehicle.
No one else was in the car with her.
Officials say Herrington was driving on Warner Road near Pearman Quarry Road, when her vehicle crossed the center line, ran into some trees and crashed into the pond.
Troopers say it appeared Herrington never hit the brakes before running off the road. Information on how fast she was going was not available.
The investigation is ongoing.