The Belmont Police Department is investigating a fatal single-car accident that occurred Sunday morning.
Margaret Lee Lumsden, 72, of Charlotte was the driver who died in the accident. Police said she was driving on I-85 South through Belmont at around 9:38 a.m., police said.
Lumsden lost control of her car on I-85 South near Mile Marker 25, police said according to preliminary findings.
When the vehicle left the highway, it went airborne and struck a tree. The vehicle was traveling at a high speed upon impact, police said.
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Lumsden was pronounced dead at the scene. Medical issues appear to be contributing factors, police said.
The NC Highway Patrol is assisting in the investigation.