North Carolina woman killed in expressway crash

Published 6:54 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports a woman was killed when she drove the wrong way on an expressway and hit another car head-on.

According to Highway Patrol, De Osha Ajante Welch, 32, was driving her vehicle southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 29/Business Interstate 85 early Sunday between High Point and Jamestown when she struck a vehicle driven by Dericka Copez Pratt, 35, of Greensboro.

Welch died at the scene of the wreck, troopers said.

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Pratt, who suffered minor injuries, was charged with driving while impaired. Pratt was taken to the Guilford County jail, the patrol said. Her status couldn’t be determined on Monday.