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December 02, 2023

NCSHP: Motorist dies February 28

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Alexander County on Willie McLeod Road just south of NC 127, according to Master Trooper Jeffrey S. Swagger, of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP).

A U-Haul rental pickup truck was traveling north on Willie McLeod Road, ran off the road to the right, overcorrected, ran off the road to the left, and collided with a tree, said Swagger.  The driver, Travis Lamont Bennett, 44, of Stony Point, died at the scene.  Mr. Bennett was not restrained by a seatbelt; there was no sign of impairment.  There were no other passengers in the vehicle.  Troopers cleared the scene around 8:30 a.m.

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