HICKORY, N.C. — Authorities said alcohol was a primary factor in an ice-related Hickory crash that left a 19-year-old High Point woman dead, according to WBTV.
Madeline Scalf left a party where investigators believe she had been drinking and then tried to drive, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Officials said it happened sometime overnight in Hickory as the woman slid off the road north of the city’s downtown area.
Scalf was a freshman student at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Authorities also said she wasn’t wearing a seat belt properly and speed may have been a factor. She died on impact.