Fatal Crash on US-74 in Rutherford Co., Victim identified


One person was killed in a single vehicle crash on US-74 in Rutherford County, Monday morning around 10:30 a.m.

The incident happened on the westbound side near exit 182 (US-221 ALT).

Highway Patrol says 91-year-old Marie Martin was the passenger and she died at the scene.

They say Martin’s daughter had just picked her up from Charlotte Douglas Airport and was driving back home.

The daughter fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the right side of the road up an embankment and hit a tree, according to troopers.

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