Tractor-trailer, vehicle collide at Lake Fork, Old Union Church roads

Published 4:22 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SALISBURY — A passenger car collided with a tractor-trailer that was backing up about midnight Tuesday, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The tractor-trailer was driven by Matthew William Hawkins for KLLM Transport Services, based in Richlands, Mississippi.

Noah Robert Duncan of Rockwell was driving a 2005 Buick.

Hawkins had made a wrong left turn and was backing the tractor-trailer north on Old Union Church Road toward Lake Ford Road to turn right, a report said.

Duncan’s Buick was also traveling north on Old Union Church Road. The tractor-trailer stopped just before impact, and the Buick came to rest underneath the trailer. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Hawkins was traveling only 5 mph, and Duncan was traveling at the posted 45-mph speed limit.

Rowan County EMS also responded to the scene. Duncan took himself to the hospital, the report said.

No charges have been filed, the report shows.

— Shavonne Walker