Sgt. J.N. Bell of the N.C. Highway Patrol said Beverly Elaine Jacobs Hester and James Randall Hester were traveling west on Center Road when Mrs. Hester lost control of their 1999 Pontiac.
The car veered off the right side of the road in a curve and struck a tree, three miles south of Dublin.
Hester, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bladen County Coroner Hubert Kinlaw.
Mrs. Hester was transported to Bladen County Hospital and airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She died at the hospital around 6:15 Wednesday morning, Bell said.
Neither was apparently wearing a seatbelt, Bell said.
The couple lived at 56 Avery Lane, Bladenboro. Mrs. Hester worked at J.C. Penney in Lumberton. Hester was an electrician's assistant with IRS Services.
Mrs. Hester was apparently driving her husband to work when the crash occurred.
The wreck happened near the couple's home. The Pontiac was demolished.
The couple became the seventh and eighth people to die on Bladen County roads this year. They would have celebrated their second anniversary next month.
Fire and rescue volunteers from Dublin, Bladenboro, Tar Heel and Elizabethtown responded. Emergency personnel were called to the crash at 6:27 a.m.
Randal Hester's father, Rev. Daryll Hester, was formerly the pastor of Tar Heel Baptist church.
The sixth fatal crash occurred Aug. 20, when a Tobermory man crashed into a fence and a tree on N.C. 87 North.
Trooper J.W. Scott is investigating Tuesday's crash.