One dead, another seriously injured in head-on crash in Gastonia

One dead, another seriously injured in head-on crash in Gastonia
(Source: WMBF News)

GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - One person died and another was seriously injured in a head-on crash in Gastonia Wednesday night.

Police said two cars collided around 10:12 p.m. in the 2100 block of North New Hope Road.

Officials say a vehicle operated by 39-year-old Kristen Townsend was headed north and another vehicle operated by 42-year-old Shauna Burger was headed south.

Both vehicles collided head-on in the road.

Townsend died at the scene of the crash. Burger was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center via GEMS and is listed in critical condition, officials say.

This collision is still under investigation and officers are seeking any additional information at this time.

Witnesses are asked to call Officer A.L. Carpenter at (704) 842-5168 or Officer W.C. Blair at (704) 842-5136.

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