A woman was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 221 Monday morning.

The Ashe Post and Times reports Caleb Wagoner, age 16, of West Jefferson, was traveling north on 221 between the intersection with Highway 163 and the turn off to Lowes, when he crossed the center line and struck Hazel W. Ray, 67, of West Jefferson, head on.

According to the report, Ray was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead.

Ray's five year old granddaughter was in the car with her and was taken to Brenner's Children's Hospital in Winston Salem with injuries to her ribs.

Wagoner was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist with severe injuries.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol received the call about the accident around 8 am Monday morning.