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Fatal wreck reported on US 64

This 2002 Saturn, driven by Molly Hall, of Hiddenite, was one of two vehicles involved in a head-on collision on the morning of July 29.

DEATH CAR -- This is the 1991 Honda Accord in which Veronica Williamson was fatally injured in a head-on crash on US 64 on July 29.

(Updated July 29, 6:15 p.m.)      

Head-on collision claims life of local woman July 29

A fatal two-car collision occurred on Friday, July 29, just before 6 a.m., on US Hwy. 64 East near Taylorsville.

The wreck involved a 1991 Honda Accord, driven by Veronica Williamson, age 54 of Taylorsville, who was driving eastbound on US 64 with no passengers, according to Trooper T.C. Hayes of the N.C. State Highway Patrol. The other car was a 2002 Saturn sport utility driven by Molly Hall, age 34 of Hiddenite. Hall had one passenger, her four year old daughter (name not released).

Hall's vehicle traveled left of center and struck Williamson's car head-on, about 1/2 mile east of NC 16. Agencies responding to the crash included the Highway Patrol, with Hayes assisted by Trooper G.D. Jones, First Sgt. B.T. Owenby, and Sgt. Fortner, the Alexander Rescue Squad, Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Taylorsville Police Department, Alexander County EMS, and Taylorsville Fire Department members.

Traffic was shut down on US 64 and re-routed due to the incident, and a medical helicopter landed on the road to assist.

Williamson died at the scene, said Hayes.

Molly Hall was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and her daughter was transported by ambulance to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory for non-life threatening injuries.

Hayes said that distracted driving on Hall's part is a possible factor in the crash.

All three persons involved in the crash were wearing proper safety restraints, said Hayes. Both vehicles are reported to be a total loss.


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Submitted By: joyce pierceSubmitted: 7/30/2016
It is a sad thing.

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