Tue Jul 5, 2022

Woman dies after J.K. Powell wreck

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An AirLink helicopter prepares to take off from J.K. Powell Boulevard in Whiteville Friday afternoon to airlift a wreck victim to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Staff photo by Justin Smith

An elderly woman died after being airlifted from the scene of a two-car wreck Friday on J.K. Powell Boulevard in Whiteville.

The road was closed in both directions midday Friday so AirLink could land and transport Gracie Duncan Smith, 91, of Red Hill Road, to the hospital. 

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