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Wake Forest Woman Dies In Early-Morning Car Wreck

Posted June 26, 2004 1:39 a.m. EDT

— A 35-year-old Wake Forest women died in a single-car wreck Saturday morning after apparently falling asleep at the wheel.

According to Highway Patrol investigators, the accident happened about 5 a.m. Amy Jo Bell was driving on Jenkins Road when her vehicle ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

Bell was ejected from the vehicle. Troopers said the car landed on top of her, pinning her down.

Investigators do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. Because of the evidence at the scene, the troopers believe Bell fell asleep.