Woman dies after losing control, hitting tree when tire blows out in Iredell County

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A woman died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday in Iredell County, authorities confirmed.

Troopers said a Ford Explorer was traveling east on I-40 near mile marker 157 at Old Mocksville Road when its back right tire blew out and the driver lost control of the SUV, which ran off the road, overturned three times and struck a tree.

A passenger was transported to Wake Forest Medical Center by ground, officials said, while the driver, 55-year-old Brenda Smith McCrary, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said that speed wasn't a factor in the crash and that everyone in the SUV had been wearing a seat belt.

The crash is under investigation.

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