Candor Woman Dies in N.C. 211 Accident
A Candor woman was killed Monday morning when a tractor-trailer struck her vehicle on N.C. 211 just west of Seven Lakes, according to the State Highway Patrol.
Marisol V. Delgado, 41, who was driving west on N.C. 211 in a Dodge Durango SUV, attempted to make a U-turn in front of the entrance of McLendon Hill and was struck on the driver’s side door by the westbound tractor-trailer, according to Trooper Gary Grissom. The accident happened at 8 a.m.
“We have no idea why she slowed down and tried to make a U-turn,” Grisssom said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Kenneth Pilkington, of Pittsboro, attempted to move to the left to avoid hitting the SUV, Grissom said. After impact, the SUV traveled up a 20-foot embankment, he said.
Delgado was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only one in the SUV. Pilkington was uninjured.
Grissom said speed was not a factor, and no charges were filed.
N.C. 211 was closed in that area for several hours as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.
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