Woman dies after single-vehicle wreck along Patton Avenue

FILE - Asheville police say a woman has died days after a suspected DWI wreck on Patton Avenue. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Police say a woman has died days after a suspected DWI wreck along Patton Avenue.

The wreck happened on Sunday, Aug. 12, at about 6:30 p.m., near the intersection of Bear Creek Road.

Asheville police say the driver of a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Patton Avenue when they crossed both westbound lanes, ran off the road and overturned.

Police say 28-year-old Kilby Greer Elkins, of Candler, was a passenger in the vehicle and was ejected during the crash.

Elkins was taken to Mission Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she died on Thursday, Aug. 16.

The driver, who's not yet been identified by police, was charged with driving while intoxicated at the scene and taken to the Buncombe County Detention Center.

Police say an additional warrant for aggravated felony death by motor vehicle has been taken out on the driver.

A spokesperson for Asheville police said the driver in this wreck was wearing a seat belt and the passenger was not.

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