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Troopers identify fatal victim in Catawba Co.

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CATAWBA COUNTY (WBTV) - A fatal accident shut down part of Highway 150 in the Sherrills Ford area of Catawba County for about three hours early Tuesday morning.

The one-vehicle crash occurred just before 4 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 150 and Mount Pleasant Road.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver veered off the road and struck some trees, killing him and seriously injuring his passenger.

21-year-old Christopher Michael Meyer, of Denver, NC, died in the wreck.  His passenger, 19-year-old Taylor Paige Ewing, of Denver, NC, suffered serious injuries was taken to the hospital.

While crews worked to clean up debris from the accident, Highway 150 was shut down between Mount Pleasant and Little Mountain Roads.  The road reopened just before 7 a.m.

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