Friends: Traffic accident victim a “loving, hard-working” father and husband
By Shavonne Walker
Friends say a Rowan man who died Monday after his work van struck the back of a tractor trailer was a “loving, hard-working” father and husband.
LaMark Stallings, 46, of China Grove, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash on Jake Alexander Boulevard near the U.S. 29 overpass.
He struck the back corner of a Trexler Trucking tractor trailer that was stopped on Jake Alexander Boulevard. Stallings was a driver for Deals Glass Service.
The tractor trailer driver, Stephen Christopher Misenheimer, of Albemarle, was traveling toward Mooresville Road when he saw a moped rider heading in the opposite direction stopped near the entrance to the on-ramp to South Main Street.
Police said Misenheimer believed the moped rider was about to come into his lane of travel, so he stopped in the left lane to check on him and turned on his emergency lights.
It is not clear if Stallings did not see the tractor trailer or did not have time to stop. His van struck the tractor trailer, and he was pinned inside.
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