One woman was killed in a 2-car collision that occurred Monday afternoon at 4:30 near the Boomer Fire Department. Trooper David Hollar with the NC Highway Patrol told 3WC News that Maria Pena of Lenoir was driving a 2001 Chevy Prism and traveling North on NC 18. Mary Carlton of Boomer was driving a 2001 Plymouth Van and traveling South. For reasons yet to be determined, Pena lost control of her car, went left of center, and struck the van head-on. Pena, age 32, died as a result of her injuries on the way to the hospital. She was pronounced dead at WRMC. Carlton, age 78, was transported by ambulance to Baptist Hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Trooper Hollar said the wreck was rather strange in that no one could determine why Ms. Pena lost control of her vehicle. No alcohol was involved and speed was not an issue.