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Fatal wreck delays traffic in Knightdale

Posted October 23, 2008 7:38 a.m. EDT
Updated October 23, 2008 11:43 a.m. EDT

— A fatal wreck in Knightdale backed up traffic more than a mile in the westbound lanes Thursday morning.

Lucia Castro-Alvarado, 29, of Knightdale, was westbound on U.S. Highway 64 Bypass at 6:50 a.m. when her 1996 Isuzu Rodeo went onto the right shoulder of the road near Interstate 540, said Trooper Fred Trueblood of the state Highway Patrol. She overcorrected, and the vehicle went back onto the shoulder, where it overturned and struck an embankment, Trueblood said.

Castro-Alvarado was wearing a seat belt, but she was partially ejected from the vehicle, Trueblood said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only person in the vehicle.