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Woman Killed in Cary Wreck

Posted October 13, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A woman was killed and two others injured this morning at the intersection of Highway 55 and Carpenter Fire Station Road near Cary.

The accident occurred as she tried to drive across Highway 55 during morning traffic.

Neighbors say traffic there is very heavy twice a day during rush hours, making it very dangerous to cross the highway.

Bryan Edwards, who runs a corner store near the intersection, ran out to help the victims. He convinced others to leave the moving of the woman to emergency workers.

Despite neighbors' concerns about the traffic volume, the North Carolina Department of Transportation says the intersection does not fit their criteria for putting in a traffic light. They say only eight accidents that could have been prevented by a light have occurred at that spot over the past few years.

One neighbor said it seemed to her that it often takes a fatality to convince officials that a light is really needed.