Sanford woman dies in wreck

May. 19, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

A 67-year-old Sanford woman was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle wreck on Avent’s Ferry Road.

Helen Cummings, of Ontario Drive in Sanford, was driving a pickup truck when she reportedly swerved off the road to the left and hit a tree just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Trooper Joshua Maynard of the N.C. Highway Patrol, who responded to the accident, said Cummings died at the scene.There were no other vehicles involved, Maynard said, and Cummings was the only person in her vehicle. The trooper said it didn’t appear that she had been speeding.

The wreck occurred in the 4000 block of Avent’s Ferry Road, just east of the intersection with Buckhorn Road. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office was diverting traffic on the road, which is also Hwy. 42, for an extended period of time after the wreck.