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Woman charged in wreck off Highway 321 in Gastonia

Officers say the car she was driving hit a motorcycle, which then caught fire.
Keondra Bianca Lawrence was charged for her alleged involvement in a wreck that caused a...
Keondra Bianca Lawrence was charged for her alleged involvement in a wreck that caused a motorcycle to burst into flames.(Gaston County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 10, 2022 at 3:30 PM EDT
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - A Bessemer City woman was arrested after a serious wreck involving a motorcycle shut down a portion of Highway 321 in Gastonia Tuesday afternoon.

Officers with the Gaston County Police Department responded around 1:56 p.m. to Highway 321 southbound at Roechiling Street.

A stretch of Highway 321 in Gastonia is closed due to what police are calling a serious...
A stretch of Highway 321 in Gastonia is closed due to what police are calling a serious collision involving a motorcycle.(Provided photo)

According to an investigation, Keondra Bianca Lawrence was headed north on the highway when she made a U-turn at Roechiling Street and pulled directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

The motorcycle caught fire after the collision. The driver was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

Lawrence was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, felony serious injury by vehicle and unsafe movement.

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