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Woman dies after tractor-trailer rear-ends car on I-95

Posted March 29, 2009 6:18 a.m. EDT
Updated March 30, 2009 7:39 a.m. EDT

— State troopers said a tractor-trailer rear-ended a Nissan passenger car on Interstate 95 South in Nash County Saturday night, killing a woman and injuring four other people.

The wreck happened at mile marker 145, near Battleboro, north of Rocky Mount, around 11:30 p.m.

Laytona Denise McKeithan, 23, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., died after she was ejected from the car, troopers said.

One person was in critical condition after being airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Three other people were injured and taken to Nash County Hospital.

Troopers said charges against the tractor-trailer driver were pending.