Woman dies in early morning accident

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
A 20-year-old Enochville woman died early Tuesday after a collision at the intersection of Deal Road and Unity Church Road.
Krista Marie Cook, of McField Drive, died shortly after 6:35 a.m. as Rowan EMS paramedics administered assistance.
Trooper Bradley P. Potts of the N.C. Highway Patrol said Cook was driving a 1990 Dodge Spirit north on Unity Church Road.
Potts said Cook drove through the stop sign at Deal Road into the path of a 2001 full-size Chevrolet pickup driven by Ernest Lewis Chester Jr., 77, of 2685 Deal Road.
The pickup struck the Cook vehicle in the passenger side.
Potts said Cook was not wearing a seat belt and sustained serious injuries.
Rowan EMS transported Chester and his wife, Hilda Edwards Chester, to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast.
A hospital spokesman said Ernest Lewis Chester was treated and released. Hilda Edwards Chester was admitted and was in fair condition Monday afternoon.