A 38-year-old Sherrills Ford man was killed in a three-vehicle NC 150 crash at the Iredell-Catawba line on Thursday morning.
He has been identified as Patrick Loy Little Jr.
Master Trooper Jeffrey S. Swagger with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said Little was heading east in a 2002 Dodge Caravan and crossing the bridge close to the Pinnacle Access Area when the NC 150 crash occurred.
According to Swagger, the van went over the double yellow line and sideswiped a Freightliner tractor-trailer that was going west. The van then struck a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado that was also going west.
The three vehicles came to a stop on the bridge, forcing the closure of NC 150 in all two directions.
Swagger identified the driver of the tractor-trailer as 41-year-old Lesley Stitt of Charlotte. He was not injured.
Meanwhile, 40-year-old Nelson Vasquez, also of Charlotte, received injuries that were not life-threatening. He was taken to Atrium Health Lincoln.
The crash remains under investigation but no charges are expected to be filed.
Meanwhile, a woman was killed in a head-on crash near Salisbury on Tuesday afternoon.
Another driver was left in critical condition following the accident that occurred on South Main Street around 4 p.m.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Jerry Overcash Jr. was going north on U.S. 29 when his Honda crossed the center line, went into the southbound lanes close to Camp Road, and hit a Nissan driven by Deasha Jones of Salisbury.
Jones died at the scene while Overcash was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
If you lost a loved one in an accident or you suffered serious injuries because of someone else’s negligence, reach out to a North Carolina car accident lawyer to find out if you’re eligible for compensation.