The name of a woman killed in a Halloween crash with a UPS truck has been released.
Julie Anne Jenkins, 47, of Alexander County, was killed in the crash that started when the UPS truck, which was traveling east on Interstate 40 near Valdese, hit a pickup truck in the right lane, then went into the left lane and hit Jenkins’ Honda passenger car, said 1st Sgt. C.M. Tedder.
Tedder told The News Herald on Nov. 1 that the UPS truck’s collision with Jenkins’ car sent both vehicles off the left side of the road and into the guardrail before coming to an uncontrolled stop.
The force of the crash crushed the rear part of Jenkins’ car and sent the trunk and back seat of the Honda into the driver’s headrest, Tedder told The News Herald on Nov. 1.
Jenkins was transported to Frye Hospital with serious head injuries, but died a couple of hours after the crash, Tedder said on Nov. 1.
The wreck still is under investigation, Tedder said.
More information about the crash will be published as it becomes available.