UPDATE: Woman dies after crash on I-40 Sunday

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Hospital officials say a woman has died following a rear-end collision on I-40 Sunday night.

The Highway Patrol said two people were facing life threatening injuries after an accident on I-40 Sunday night.

Trooper Benton said it happened on I-4o near mile 382 at Rose Hill around 8:00 Sunday night. Benton said Paisley Cookson, 23, of Wilmington was driving east when she rear-ended Jamie Smith, 27, of Willard.

Benton said the two cars went off the road into the median. He said both drivers were airlifted with serious injuries and transported to a hospital in Greenville.

Benton said the eastbound lane was closed for almost two hours.

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