CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A 55-yr-outdated Hickory male was killed in a multi-automobile crash Wednesday night in Catawba County, according to NC Point out Highway Patrol.
The lethal wreck transpired around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, on NC 127 close to Dwayne Starnes Push.
Troopers claimed a 1999 Mercedes Benz E300 was touring north, drove left of center, and collided with a southbound 2018 Hyundai Elantra.
The driver of the Mercedes, James Nelson Poovey Jr., 55, of Hickory, died from his injuries at the scene. Troopers reported Poovey was not restrained by a seatbelt.
Investigating troopers suspect liquor impairment to be a contributing circumstance in the crash.
The driver of the Hyundai, Hannah Ollis, 19, of Granite Falls, been given minor injuries, Highway Patrol claimed.
The Mountain Look at Hearth Office assisted with detouring targeted traffic in the area as NC 127 was closed for about two hrs during the on-scene investigation.
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