N.C. Woman Dies After I-77 Crash

WINNSBORO – A North Carolina woman died last week from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on I-77 on Feb. 25.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Jamie Lynn Withers, 33, was pronounced dead at Fairfield Memorial Hospital at 5:38 p.m. on Feb. 25 Withers, of 125 S. Church St. in Charlotte, was traveling north on I-77 at approximately 4:30 p.m. when her 2005 Hyundai Tucson was forced off the highway by a tractor trailer near mile marker 42. The S.C. Highway Patrol said Withers ran off the left side of the road where she crossed the median, crossed both south-bound lanes, slid down the embankment and struck a tree. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, the Highway Patrol said.

James Taylor, 50, of Baltimore, Md., was later identified as the driver of the 2002 Volvo tractor truck. It was not known at press time if charges against Taylor were pending.

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