Man killed in car accident Friday failed to stop at intersection
A Salisbury Police report says a man who died in a car accident Friday night did not stop at an intersection.
Thomas Keith King, 50, of 3685 E. Ridge Road, was driving in his 1995 Honda Civic on Lincolnton Road around 9:15 p.m. when he drove past a stop sign at N.C. 150, the report says.
Carl Joseph Finney, 26, of 1630 Barringer Road, was driving his 2006 Ford F-150 pickup on N.C. 150 when King entered into his path.
Finney’s truck T-boned King’s car.
The report says King failed to yield the right of way and disregarded a stop sign. The report also indicates there was nothing obstructing King’s view.
King was not wearing a seat belt. His airbag did not deploy, the report said.
The posted speed limit on the road is 35 mph, King was traveling 40 mph. His car traveled nearly 500 feet after being hit. He ran off the roadway and struck a concrete culvert and several trees.
Finney was wearing a seat belt, his airbag did deploy. His wife, Carla Finney, 29, and their daughter, Mahayla, 9, were also in the car. The family received minor injuries and were treated at the scene, a press release said.
Finney was traveling 45 mph. His truck ran off the road to the right. His truck traveled an estimated 62 feet after the collision.
King was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, where doctors later pronounced him dead.