Catawba College students aboard van involved in Sunday collision

Published 7:16 pm Sunday, November 3, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A group of Catawba College students aboard a van headed to work at the Carolina Panthers game Sunday was involved in an early Sunday morning collision, according to Salisbury Police.

The van was at the intersection of Brenner Avenue and Statesville Boulevard when a sport utility vehicle struck the back of the van as the driver was turning, which caused the van to flip, said Police Capt. Melonie Thompson.

The crash occurred at 7:30 a.m. while the students were on their way to help with Sunday’s football game. The driver of the SUV told police the sun was in her eyes. Thompson said there were no significant injuries among the students on board and the driver of the vehicle.

Two lanes and the middle of the intersection was still blocked and cleared a few hours later. No other details were immediately available.