A Facebook photo of Kayla Swindle
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A portion of N.C. Highway 258 was closed for more than four hours Saturday evening after a 19-year-old woman was killed in a car crash.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Kayla Swindle was traveling south on N.C. Highway 258/Richlands Highway near Diane Drive in a 2001 Jeep Cherokee.
Just before 3:30 p.m., troopers said she crossed the center lane and hit a tractor-trailer head-on as it was traveling northbound.
Swindle, of Richlands, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.
Troopers said they do not believe speed or alcohol was a factor.
They are investigating the cause of the crash. No charges are expected.
Highway 258 opened just after 8 p.m. Saturday.