Woman drowns in Jackson County accident

Authorities said 62-year-old Patricia Morlock drowned after her vehicle overturned in a creek. (Image credit: WLOS staff)

Troopers said they think a medical emergency led to a woman's death Monday in Jackson County.

Authorities said 62-year-old Patricia Morlock, who was staying at Qualla Motel on Highway 441, hit the building while attempting to park about 12:30 p.m. They said she backed up and went across the street and struck a rock wall, which caused her vehicle to overturn and land in a creek.

Morlock was pinned in the car and drowned.

Investigators believe a medical issue led to the crash.

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