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Police investigate fatal 1-car accident

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville Police said they were investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that happened early Monday morning.

Officers said at 2:13 a.m. Monday they were notified of the accident and due to its severity, additional personnel were called in.

The accident happened on the Interstate 240 eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 40 eastbound near exit 53 in East Asheville.

Police said the driver of a 2011 Hyundai was traveling from I-240 onto I-40 when she left the roadway to the right, traveled up an embankment and overturned, coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway on its wheels.

The only passenger, Michelle Dawn Crabtree, 30, was killed in the accident, according to police. The driver was taken to Mission Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, but investigators said that speed and impairment were factors in the crash.

The Buncombe County District Attorney's Office was notified of the crash's circumstances and charges are pending, according to officers.

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