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Kannapolis man killed in Wright Road car accident

State troopers suspect alcohol was involved in an accident that killed a Kannapolis man and injured two others late Friday.

Kevin Dale Barkey, 32-year-old from Kannapolis, was killed in an accident that occurred on Wright Road at roughly 11:30 p.m. Friday, said state trooper S. Pace. Barkley was driving a Pontiac car when he allegedly crossed the center line of Wright Road. A Cadillac SUV carrying two people struck Barkley’s vehicle, Pace said. The two inside the SUV were injured and transported to Carolinas Medical Center Northeast.

Before Friday’s accident, the Pontiac was driving east on Wright Road near Kannapolis and the Cadillac was driving west, Pace said. An incident report shows that the Pontiac being nearly perpendicular to the road when the SUV struck the car on its passenger side.

Pace said alcohol is suspected as a factor in the accident.

No charges will be filed against the driver of the SUV, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

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