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Man Charged With Killing NC Woman Dies

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend in North Carolina has died from injuries sustained in a car crash in South Carolina.

Officials at Carolinas Medical Center say 51-year-old Jimmy Wayne Estes died Thursday night.

Estes had been hospitalized since Monday, when he was involved in a serious wreck near Fort Mill, South Carolina. Authorities say he intentionally drove into the opposite lane of traffic, hitting a dump truck head-on.

Authorities charged Estes with murder after finding the body of 52-year-old Frances Harley Gutnick in a home near the Catawba River in southwest Mecklenburg County. Police say the two had been in a relationship.

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