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Woman Falls Asleep at the Wheel

Posted May 7, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Highway Patrol officials say weather was not a factor in a deadly car accident in Wake County overnight.

Investigators say 56-year-old Flossie Strickland was on her way home from her job as a Nurse's Aide when the accident happened. She had just finished up a 16-hour day when she fell asleep at the wheel.

The woman was two miles from her home, south of Wendell, when she ran off the road, and hit a tree. She died instantly.