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Mother, daughter killed in Holly Springs wreck

Posted January 18, 2010 5:41 a.m. EST

— A mother and daughter died in a two-vehicle wreck on N.C. Highway 55 in Holly Springs Sunday evening, state troopers said.

Troopers said that Elly Moller, 30, of Raleigh, was driving a Honda Civic north on N.C. 55, near Sunset Lake Road, when it ran off the right side of the road shortly after 7 p.m. Elly Moller overcorrected, and the Honda crossed the center line and T-boned an oncoming Jeep Cherokee, troopers said.

A passenger in the Honda, Carmen Moller, 52, of Apex, died at the scene, and Elly Moller died at the hospital.

The Jeep driver, Jamie Fernandez, 41, was taken to WakeMed, but troopers said he will be OK.

Troopers said they do not know what caused Elly Moller to run off the road, but speed and weather were not factors in the wreck.