CHEROKEE, NC (WSPA) – Officials say a woman has died after a crash along Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park early Sunday morning.
The single-car crash happened around 3:20pm on US-441 around seven miles north of Cherokee, according to park officials.
The car, driven by 23-year-old Natasha Pheasant of Cherokee, ran off the road and hit a tree, officials said. Pheasant died from her injuries, according to park rangers.
GSMNP rangers, Cherokee Indian Police, Cherokee Tribal EMS, and Cherokee Fire Department responded to the scene.