Wrong way driver killed in collision

September 18, 2008 12:51:54 PM PDT
Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes on US 1 near 421 Thursday afternoon.An elderly woman was traveling north in the southbound lane when her car was struck head-on by a southbound pickup.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the truck was extricated from his vehicle. He was then airlifted to UNC.

Sanford Police are investigating. Traffic in the area was backed up as authorities cleared the scene.