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1 dead, 1 injured after wreck in Rockingham County

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – One woman died and a man was hurt after a crash involving a truck and a car in Rockingham County on Monday morning.

Cheryl Odom, 52, of Eden, was pronounced dead at the scene and Desmond Gage Vernon, 19, of Reidsville, was flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The wreck happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Old NC 87 near Eden, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Officials said Vernon was driving a lifted pickup truck and went left of center and went on top of Odom in a Sentra.

Officials don’t know yet why the vehicle went left of center. There is no current word on charges.

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