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Man charged following deadly crash in Catawba Co.

The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and medics were sent about 3:20 p.m. Sunday...
The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and medics were sent about 3:20 p.m. Sunday to a residence a few miles west of Lawton.(AP (custom credit) | AP)
Published: Jun. 12, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT
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HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) - A Gaston County man has been charged in the death of a Catawba County woman following a wreck Friday afternoon.

N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision on N.C. 127 near Valley Field Road in Catawba County.

Around 2 p.m., a Mitsubishi Lancer was heading south and stopped in the roadway while waiting for traffic to clear before turning left into a private driveway. A Chrysler Town & Country was also heading south, failed to adequately reduce speed, tried to swerve, but rear-ended the Mitsubishi. The car was then forced across the centerline where it collided with a northbound Toyota Tundra.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Betty Hilton Shook, died on the scene.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the van, Michael Isenhour, was not injured and was charged with failing to reduce speed and misdemeanor death by vehicle.

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