Concord man may be charged in deadly wreck
ASHEBORO — Charges are pending against a Concord truck driver involved in a wreck that killed a Denton couple last week.
Timothy McCarty, of 1622 Wild Turkey Lane, Concord, was driving a tractor-trailer that the Highway Patrol said passed five vehicles in a no-passing zone and hit a car head-on, according to the Courier-Tribune in Ashboro.
Killed in the car were Danny Perry, 49, and Kelly Perry, 53, both of 160 Bonbay Road, Denton. They were riding in a 1997 Chevy Lumina.
Their grandson, Deacon Cole, 6, of New London, was also riding in the Lumina and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
The Courier-Tribune said the wreck happened around 4:50 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of N.C. 49 and Dunbar Bridge Road, south of Asheboro.
McCarty, who was hauling frozen chickens, was treated and released at Randolph Hospital.
Witnesses told troopers the tractor-trailer, traveling north on N.C. 49, attempted to pass five vehicles in a two-lane, no-passing zone when it came over the crest of a hill and met three oncoming cars.
The first car was forced off the side of the road but was not hit. The tractor-trailer then side-swiped a pickup that ended up on the side of the road, facing the wrong direction.
The Perrys, southbound, swerved off the side of the road in an attempt to avoid colliding with the tractor-trailer, but were hit head-on.