Young woman killed in crash on I-85 south in Davidson County; two lanes open after car driving wrong way crashes into tractor-trailer

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A young woman was killed in a crash on  Interstate 85 Thursday morning.

The woman was reportedly driving the wrong way for about 10 to 15 miles before the crash.

Officials said Highway Patrol and Davidson County deputies tried to stop the vehicle when it crashed.

Thomasville police reportedly got in position and deployed stop sticks but they did not stop the vehicle.

The car then moved from the left lane to the far right lane and hit the rear axel of a tractor-trailer before hitting a blue SUV directly behind the trailer head-on.

The woman was not restrained and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

The driver, who was described as a young woman but not a teenager, died. The driver of the SUV suffered a cut on his left arm.

All lanes were shut down from Lake Road (Exit 102) to Exit 96 (U.S. 64), according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Two lanes have since reopened.

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