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Single-Vehicle Wreck Leaves One Dead, Two Injured in Harmony, North Carolina


February 17, 2019

HARMONY, NC. – A single-vehicle wreck left one person dead and two others injured in Harmony, North Carolina, according to a news story reported online by statesville.com. North Carolina Highway Patrol has not yet determined the cause of the wreck. One of the victims has been identified.*

A 1989 Toyota pickup truck was headed south on Chief Thomas Road, near Harmony. Close to the intersection with U.S. Highway 21, the pickup left the roadway on the right side. The driver of the pickup then overcorrected and could not maintain control of the truck. The truck ended up crashing into a tree.

The model of the pickup was not reported, and North Carolina Highway Patrol has not yet ruled on the cause of the accident. They suspect alcohol might have been a factor in the collision, but this has not been confirmed. 

The driver of the pickup, 22-year-old Mr. Vanhoy, of Harmony, suffered fatal injuries, and officials pronounced him dead at the scene of the crash. Troopers said Vanhoy was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. They did not report on whether a seat belt could have saved his life. 

Two passengers were also riding in the pickup, and they were injured, as well. Troopers said they were also not wearing seat belts. First responders took them to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where their current medical conditions are not known. Officials did not identify the passengers. 

North Carolina Highway Patrol has not finished its investigation and has not released further information at this time.  

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Source:https://www.statesville.com/news/public_safety/trooper-alcohol-impairment-suspected-as-contributing-factor-in-fatal-harmony/article_cd632030-2b18-11e9-b0a6-4749133ce7f8.html

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