Salisbury woman killed in wrong-way collision in Thomasville
By Shavonne Walker
THOMASVILLE — A Salisbury woman who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 85 on Thursday morning in Davidson County was killed after she collided with a tractor-trailer and another vehicle, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Demetria Neely, 28, was driving a Nissan passenger car north in the southbound lane beginning at Exit 81 at Long Ferry Road in Rowan County, authorities said. Her vehicle crashed a 10th of a mile north of Mile Marker 97 in Davidson County.
About 10 a.m. Thursday, Neely’s vehicle crossed the road and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer, knocking the axle off the trailer. Neely’s vehicle then hit head-on a Subaru that was behind the tractor-trailer.
The tractor-trailer ran off the road to the right and came to a stop facing south. Neely’s Nissan stopped in the road facing south, and the Subaru stopped facing east.
Neely, who was not believed to be wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from her vehicle. She died at the scene.
Highway Patrol officials are still investigating the collision.
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