• 68°

Man dies in western Rowan wreck

By Shelley Smith
ssmith@salisburypost.com
MT. ULLA — A Rowan County man is dead after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Graham Road around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The wife of the victim was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and was in serious condition Wednesday morning.
Wayne Weaver, who was driving a gold Honda Accord, was dead when emergency responders arrived. He was not wearing his seatbelt, authorities said.
His wife, Alice, was conscious. A landing zone for the hospital’s medical helicopter was set up near Patterson Farm to rush her to hospital.
The N.C. State Highway Patrol said a red Ford Sport Trac SUV was westbound on N.C. 150 when the Honda pulled into the intersection from Graham Road. The truck hit the driver’s side door of the Honda, sending the Honda into the east-bound shoulder of the road.
The driver’s side door, rear passenger door, windshield and roof of the car had to be cut off to get to Alice Weaver.
The driver of the SUV was not injured.
Trooper B.S. Roberts said the investigation is ongoing, and three witnesses are being interviewed.
The Weavers are members of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Ulla, and the Rev. Mary Louis Sitton and church member Jan Goforth were at the scene, praying with firefighter and fellow church member Andy Russell.
Sitton said Alice Weaver is the church’s treasurer.
“One split second changes everything,” Sitton said. “But God was with them in that split second.
“We’re all closely connected. We all prayed and we prayed for the man (driver of truck) in the wreck, also, because we know he’s dealing with emotional trauma, also.”
A section of N.C. 150 was closed and traffic was diverted for more than two hours.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by police car

Local

Torch Run returns to Rowan streets, raises money for Special Olympics

Crime

Fish arcade company drops suit against Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

Crime

Man faces kidnapping, assault charges after woman escapes at Webb Road Flea Market

Local

Natoli promoted to assistant county manager, will retain human resources director title

Education

Attendance restriction lifted for RSS graduation ceremonies

Business

Rowan Chamber of Commerce will host in-person Power in Partnership on Thursday

Business

Rowan EDC will undergo name change, alter board requirements with updates to bylaws

Nation/World

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

Nation/World

Supreme Court to take up major abortion rights challenge

Nation/World

Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Crime

Man charged for stowing away on Norfolk Southern train, impeding railroad operations

Local

Group will protest treatment of Georgia woman during 2019 traffic stop

Crime

Man overdoses at Piedmont Correctional Institute

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Two men escape from jail, found in bushes on Fulton Street

Ask Us

Ask Us: When will North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue be resurfaced?

Local

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers pass 140 bills into the opposite chamber before deadline

Local

Police chief to present use of force policy; city manager to present 2021-22 budget

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on charges of felony larceny, possession of stolen vehicle

Coronavirus

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

News

Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies

Local

With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions

Education

Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration

Coronavirus

Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline