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Woman killed in crash north of Piedmont

A single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning claimed the life of a Piedmont woman after she was thrown from her car.

State troopers in a news release identified the woman as 61-year-old Rhonda Ledbetter of Piedmont. 

Cpl. Brian Merrill said Ledbetter was driving her 2004 Toyota Tacoma around 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 278, nearly a mile north of Piedmont, when her car veered off the road and hit a culvert. Merrill said the car flipped several times, ejecting Ledbetter and landing on top of her.

According to Merrill, Ledbetter was dead when troopers arrived and pronounced dead at the scene.

Contact Staff Writer Mia Kortright at 256-235-3563.