Charges filed in head-on collision
By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY — The drivers of two pickup trucks involved in a Wednesday head-on collision on Organ Church Road remain in the hospital. One driver is being charged.
Brian Kepley, 20, of Rockwell, the driver of the red pickup, a 1990 Chevy S10, was traveling in the 1900 block of Organ Church Road when he ran off the right side of the road. He overcorrected and drove left of the center line, said Highway Patrol Trooper K.G. Barringer.
He was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center and later Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast in Concord, where hospital officials could not provide a condition.
A passenger in Kepley’s truck, whose name was not readily available, but was conscious at the scene, was taken to the hospital.
A white pickup, a 2007 Chevy Colorado, was driven by Sherri Richardson, 53, also of Rockwell. Richardson, who was driving an Accu-Read truck, a company contracted by Duke Energy to read meters, remains in the intensive care unit at NorthEast.
Kepley is charged with failing to maintain lane control.
He told the trooper he’d had steering problems with the truck.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.