Tragic accident claims life of single mom

Oct 06, 2016

A Canton woman has died in a freak accident that occurred Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m.

Pamela Sheree Ledford, of Canton got off her shift at Rendezvous Restaurant and headed to a friend's house nearby in Maggie Valley.

It is unclear exactly how the accident transpired, but Ledford was outside her vehicle and the door was open when it rolled down the hill somehow, trapping her between the open door and a tree, according to a spokesperson for the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Ledford was declared deceased at the scene.

She is a single mom with a young daughter.