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Woman killed when speeding car overturns in Johnston County

Posted June 24, 2018 10:09 p.m. EDT

 Accident

— One woman was killed in a Sunday afternoon wreck in Johnston County.

Authorities said Steven Sheak, 63, was driving a 2003 Ford Thunderbird at an unsafe speed on U.S. Highway 701 when the car left the roadway and overturned.

A passenger in the car, identified as Carmen Ramos, 66, of Wilson, died at the scene.

Sheak was taken to WakeMed for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers said speed, combined with rainy conditions, caused the crash and charges are pending against Sheak.