Stokes County woman killed in icy wreck identified

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Photo of Mary Williams from Facebook

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — The Stokes County woman who was killed in a wreck not far from her home Wednesday night has been identified as 60-year-old Mary Williams, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Williams was almost home according to the Sauratown Fire Department when she had to come to a stop on William Fowler Road because of other wrecks on the road. Her vehicle then slid off the road and into a creek according to Chief Randall Patterson.

Patterson said her husband, Mike Williams, was home at the time and heard the crash. Even though he rushed to help his wife, rescue efforts were unsuccessful.

There were no other injuries reported in those other two wrecks. Tow truck drivers were told not to try and remove those cars because of how slick William Fowler Road remains.

Chief Patterson said it would be a lot easier for those cars’ owners to wait until temperatures warm up on Thursday before trying to get the cars moving again.

Road crews have salted William Fowler Road, which is used a cut through for busier streets according to Patterson, and it will remain open.

Gov. Pat McCrory mentioned Williams’ death during his winter weather briefing Thursday morning.