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Charges Filed in Case of Fatal Three-Vehicle Accident in Stanly County, North Carolina

May 26, 2019

STANLY COUNTY, NC. – According to a news story posted online at, charges have been filed in the case of a fatal three-vehicle accident that happened in Stanly County, North Carolina. One person was tragically killed in the accident, and investigators believe the wreck was caused by a driver running a stop sign.*

An earlier report from The Stanly News and Press says that the collision occurred during the afternoon on U.S. Highway 52 in Stanly County. At approximately 2:30 p.m., according to authorities, a 2012 2500 Dodge pickup that was towing a trailer approached the highway from an unknown cross street. 

North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the driver of the Dodge failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and collided with school bus that was traveling north on U.S. 52. After this collision, a Toyota Scion ended up running into the trailer on the Dodge and veering into a ditch. 

The Stanly News and Press reports that the driver of the Toyota was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center, where she later died of her injuries. She was identified as a woman from Albemarle, North Carolina. A 5-year-old child who was also riding in the Toyota was not injured, according to the report. 

The Stanly News and Press states that the school bus was carrying 15 Norwood Head Start students between the ages of 3 and 5, and none was not seriously injured. The bus driver was also not seriously injured, according to the report. All were taken to a local hospital. 

According to the Stanly News and Press, the driver of the Dodge, who was not injured in the crash, has now been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. 

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