Trooper: Car was going 50 mph when it hit mobile home
SALISBURY — Investigators said a Kannapolis man who died after his car slammed into a mobile home on Camp Road Thursday was traveling an estimated 50 to 55 mph at impact.
N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper J.P. Page said the cause of the wreck has not been determined.
Curtis Brinkley, 46, of Horne Road in Kannapolis, was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following the crash about 2 p.m.
He later died at the Winston-Salem hospital.
Page said Brinkley was turning onto Camp Road from a N.C. Department of Transportation parking lot.
His two-door Ford Aspire was the only vehicle involved.
Brinkley was the seventh person to die in a motor vehicle crash this year in Rowan County in which the victim wasn’t wearing a seat belt, Page said.
“It definitely could have helped,” Page said. “It’s always better to have it on than not.”
The mobile home was moved 6 inches off its foundation, troopers said at the scene. A building inspector deemed the home unlivable.
Page said the crash is still under investigation.