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Tragic Crash Kills One, Injures Three in Newton, North Carolina

February 03, 2020

NEWTON, NC- writes that a crash killed one person and left three others with injuries earlier this week on NC 16 South. The incident took place in the morning and involved only one vehicle. Reports indicate one man died in the crash, while the driver and two other passengers suffered life-threatening injuries.*

Police reports stated that the vehicle veered off the right side of the road and collided with a tree. When officers arrived at the crash site, the vehicle was on its side. The occupants were all trapped inside the car, and rescuers worked to free them. Responders transported the surviving three individuals to hospitals by airlift and ambulance. Two of the individuals are receiving treatment at the Catawba Valley Medical Center, while the third is currently at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center. 

At the time of the wreck, the roadway was dry, and the weather was clear. Police do not yet know if speed contributed to the cause of the collision. The authorities have not yet released information regarding the identities of the victims. 

Single-vehicle collisions kill thousands of Americans every year. The two main types of fatal run-off-the-road wrecks involve rollovers and fixed object collisions. Rollovers often cause victims to be ejected from a car, therefore, increasing the risk of death. A fixed object crash will most likely involve a car striking a tree, although utility poles are also frequently struck in these accidents. 

Speed, driver inattention, drowsiness, and alcohol impairment are all common causes of single-vehicle crashes. Sometimes, an animal in the road or another obstacle might have led to the driver losing control, but in these cases, the cause of the crash may never be known. 

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