86-year-old woman killed in crash in Catawba County

86-year-old woman killed in crash in Catawba County
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the incident happened on NC-127 at Medical Park Drive around 1:40 p.m.

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Officials say an 86-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Catawba County Thursday afternoon.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the incident happened on NC-127 at Medical Park Drive around 1:40 p.m.

Troopers responded to and investigated the collision.

Officials say a 2011 Ford Focus was traveling south on NC 127 and tried to turn left onto Medical Park Drive. At the same time, a 2004 Nissan Titan pickup truck was traveling north on NC 127 while towing an enclosed trailer.

The driver of the Ford failed to yield the right of way while making the left turn and collided with the Nissan on NC 127.

The driver of the Ford , 86-year-old Katherine Glover Fulton, was taken by EMS to Frye Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the Nissan, 27-year-old Steven Tyler Baird, was not injured.

The initial investigation revealed no factors of speed, alcohol, or distracted driving. Officials say both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

No further information was released.

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