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Identity of man in Dunns Mountain Road crash ID’d

The driver of a single-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning on Dunns Mountain Road has been identified as 21-year-old Michael Deese of Kannapolis.

Deese remains hospitalized and in critical, but stable condition, said N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper C.T. Walker.

Deese was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with a head injury following the crash, which occurred around 8:30 a.m.

He was driving north on Dunns Mountain Road in a 1996 Nissan when he traveled off the right side of the road. He crossed to the left side of the road and struck a utility pole. The impact occurred on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

Deese was the only person in the vehicle. The trooper said the airbags did not deploy, but he was wearing a seat belt.

He was unresponsive from the time of the crash and remained so at the hospital, the trooper said.

There was no suspicion of any impairment, but there is a possibility that he had a medical condition.

The driver had seizures after the trooper and Rowan EMS arrived.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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