Breaking News: North Carolina Car Wash Employee Dies After Getting Trapped in Machinery

January 22 , 2024

Weaverville, North Carolina – January 13, 2024 – According to the Charlotte Observer, a car wash employee was killed after becoming stuck in the drive-thru machinery, according to investigators in western North Carolina.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at ZIPS Car Wash on Gill Road in Weaverville, NC, police officials said in a news release. Weaverville is just north of Asheville in Buncombe County.

“First responders located 26-year-old Carolina Franks of Buncombe County, who had apparently become entrapped in equipment within the car wash,” Weaverville police officials said in the release. “The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.” Franks suffered “traumatic injury” during the incident, police said.

An investigation is being led by the N.C. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), police said. Franks wasn’t supposed to be working the day she died but had agreed to fill in for another staffer who “canceled their shift at the last minute,” family members told the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Our thoughts are with those impacted by Carolina’s tragic loss.

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