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Woman, 26, Dies in Car Accident

Posted December 31, 2007 12:12 a.m. EST

Traffic Accident (generic)

A woman died Sunday night after being severely injured in a car accident Saturday.

Emily Bearden, 26, was traveling north on Old N.C. 86 when she ran off the right side of the road near New Hope Church Road.

Her car hit a fence and a piece of the fence became lodged in her neck, authorities said. Bearden was airlifted to UNC Hospitals and died just before 6 p.m. Sunday.