Driver killed in fatal crash near Lake Norman

Driver killed in fatal crash near Lake Norman
(Source: Dakota, Michael)

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A single-vehicle crash that occurred off NC 73 Highway near Lake Norman early Saturday morning claimed the life of the driver and left a passenger injured.

Officers with the Huntersville Police Department responded to the scene at 5:20 a.m. where they determined that Molly Fairall, 55, who had been driving on the highway had crashed the vehicle and died at the scene. James Ritchie, Jr., 54, who was a passenger in the car was transported to a hospital in Charlotte for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined as this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crash is requested to contact Sgt. Nick Bruining at 704-464-5400

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