Car’s plunge into Wake County creek kills Wendell woman, 23

A 23-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-car crash after her vehicle went off Robertson Pond Road and landed upside down in a creek, the State Highway Patrol said.

Maria Carolina Preito of Wendell was trapped in the car, troopers said.

The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. Monday when Prieto’s eastbound Nissan sedan went off the right side of the road and she overcorrected and went off the left side and down into the creek, accident-investigation troopers determined.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT