A wreck on Interstate 77 in North Carolina claimed the life of a Roanoke woman.

Jennifer Stender Burton, 61, died after being injured in a tractor-trailer crash Oct. 27, according to the State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. near mile marker 81 where the left lane of traffic was closed for construction, said Sgt. E.C. Roten.

A tractor-trailer failed to slow enough and hit the back of a 2018 Cadillac in which Burton was a passenger, Roten said. The Cadillac, which had been stopped for traffic, was pushed into another tractor-trailer ahead of it.

Burton was taken to the hospital, and investigators were notified on Nov. 2 that she died of her injuries.

Charges are pending in the crash, authorities said.

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