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Belmont Police investigating fatal single car traffic accident

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.

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.

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