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Fuquay woman dies after falling from Jeep

Posted May 18

— A Fuquay-Varina woman has died from injuries she suffered by falling out of a Jeep, authorities said Thursday.

Pepper White, 39, was riding in a Jeep that had no doors at about 11 p.m. Tuesday when she fell out along a curve on White Memorial Church Road, authorities said.

White apparently had unbuckled her seat belt to reach for something when the accident occurred.

She was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh with critical injuries, and hospital officials said Thursday afternoon that she had died.

Driver James Hobaugh, 53, of Benson, wasn't hurt.

Authorities said alcohol was a factor in the accident, and the case remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.


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