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N.C. 150 closed for hours due to crash on bridge over Lake Norman

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Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 1:17 PM EDT
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IREDELL, N.C. (WBTV) - A crash on a bridge involving at least three vehicles closed N.C. 150 for hours Thursday and left one person dead.

The wreck happened around10:40 a.m. near the Iredell and Catawba counties line. This is right at the bridge over Lake Norman near the Pinnacle Access area.

According to troopers, a Dodge Caravan was headed east on the bridge near the Pinnacle Access Area off N.C. 150, crossed the centerline and sideswiped a tractor-trailer heading the opposite way.

The van then hit a Chevrolet Silverado head-on.

All vehicles came to rest on the bridge, and the roadway was blocked.

The driver of the van, Patrick Loy Little Jr., died at the scene. Troopers say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Lesley Stitt, was not injured, according to troopers. The driver of the pickup truck, Nelson Vasquez, received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

The road was completely closed until reopening just before 1:30 p.m.

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