On Tuesday, August 15, dispatch received an emergency call at 9:47 about a head on collision on south Skeenah Road. The caller told dispatch that a female driver hit a NCDOT motorgrader truck and the woman was pinned in her car.
According to Sgt. Derek Trelley, Evelyn Elaine Leigh Phillips, 22, of Franklin, was traveling southwest on south Skeenah Road in a 1985 Mercury when she crossed the centerline in a curve and struck the motorgrader, driven by Douglas Brian Stamey, 41, also of Franklin. Stamey received no injuries from the accident. Phillips was airlifted to Mission Hospital where she later died from her injuries.
She was the daughter of Larry F. Phillips and Evelyn Williamson, and is survived by a son, Jonathan Garrett Kresal of the home; two sisters, Veronica Phillips and Crystal Tallent Johnson, both of Marietta, Ga., and maternal grandmother, Pauline Williamson. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 21.