Daughter of Moore County Sheriff's deputy dies in car crash

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A North Carolina woman died in a single vehicle accident Monday morning after her Jeep Rubicon ran off of the road and struck a tree before overturning on its side. (WTVD)

The daughter of a Moore County Sheriff's deputy was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning.

The Aberdeen Times reports that emergency responders were called to the accident on US Highway 15-501 near NC Highway 73 in Eastwood just before 8:00 a.m.

Authorities said the driver, 22-year-old Anna Rose Aklus, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Aklus was a nurse at FirstHealth Hospital and had just gotten off of work when the accident occurred.

"The entire team is devastated by the loss of Anna," said Karen Robeano, R.N., chief nursing officer for FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. "Anna was hired last summer as a new graduate and worked in our First Surgical unit. She was a great young nurse who had lots of potential. The sudden death of such a young and vibrant person is a shock to us all. She will be greatly missed. I know I speak for the entire FirstHealth family by extending our deepest sympathies to her family."

US Highway 15-501 was closed to traffic in both directions for approximately an hour and a half while the accident scene was investigated and the roadway cleared with traffic being routed down alternative roads by law enforcement.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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