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Olivia Vera, 44, dead and two seriously injured in single vehicle crash on Interstate 73/74 near Candor, North Carolina
The death Sunday morning in Montgomery County south of Asheboro is the first reported death from this weekend's winter storm in the state. It is the fourth death from the storm in the U.S., all in vehicle wrecks.
Cooper says two other people in the car were seriously injured when the vehicle slid into a tree on Interstate 73/74. The names of the people killed and injured were not released.
The 44-year-old woman was killed in the wreck. Her parents were both airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where both are in critical condition.
Cooper said the accident happened Sunday morning when a car skidded off of northbound Interstate 73 in Candor and into a tree due to icy conditions south of Asheboro. A couple from Leland was injured. Their 44-year-old daughter, Olivia Vera, was killed.