One person dies in accident on Sherrills Ford Road

Published 12:05 pm Thursday, July 21, 2016

By Amanda Raymond

SALISBURY — An accident on Sherrills Ford Road led to one fatality on Thursday morning.

According to Sergeant G.A. Barger, a woman travelling west on Sherrills Ford Road near Long Branch Road in a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire ran off the road to her right. She overcorrected and ran into a Hertz semitruck traveling in the opposite direction.

Barger said the driver of the truck tried to take evasive action, but ended up T-boning the Pontiac.

The driver of the Pontiac was pronounced dead by Rowan County EMS at the scene. There were no other passengers in the car. The driver of the semitruck was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Barger said the semitruck driver was not seriously injured but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The Rowan County Rescue Squad and Locke Township Fire Department were also at the scene.

Barger said he has seen a trend of drivers running off of the road to the right like the Pontiac driver did.

The name of the Pontiac driver has not yet been released.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.