• 61°

One killed when tractor-trailer hits car in Salisbury, another killed in Spencer crash

By Shavonne Potts


SALISBURY — Two people were killed in separate crashes Tuesday in Spencer and Salisbury.

A woman was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision after her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer while near the intersection of West Jake Alexander Boulevard and Mooresville Road, said Salisbury police spokesman Lee Walker. The crash came only a few hours before a fatal crash in Spencer that killed a moped operator.

The driver of the first collision who was killed has been identified as Treva Waller, 66, of Yost Road.

Waller was driving an older model Ford Mustang that is believed to have been leaving Alligood Automotive/Exxon at 600 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Waller reportedly crossed the roadway toward the McDonald’s/Rushco Market at 601 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. when her vehicle was struck by the tractor-trailer, Walker said. The crash was reported around 1:30 p.m.

The tractor-trailer was hauling pre-fabricated wooden building materials. It came to rest a few yards away. The Mustang came to rest facing the opposite direction.

The tractor-trailer’s driver was not injured. Salisbury police diverted traffic around the crash at Lincolnton and Mooresville roads. Several patrons at both the Exxon and McDonald’s/Rushco gas station witnessed the crash and were being interviewed by police detectives.

The Salisbury Police Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the accident and more details will be released as they become available, according to a police statement.

Salisbury Fire Department, Salisbury Police and the State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

Few details have been released in the second crash in which a man riding on a moped was killed. A Spencer police officer on the scene said he could not provide details.

The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. at 419 North Salisbury Ave., not far from Jefferson Avenue and a Bojangles’ restaurant. The cause of the accident is not clear, and there was not a second vehicle on the scene when a reporter arrived.

Assistant Spencer Fire Chief Bruce Seamon said his department provided medical aid until Rowan EMS arrived and took over care. Seamon said there was only one patient on the scene and no other vehicles present. Other agencies that responded included East Spencer Police Department and East Spencer Fire Department.



Blotter: Man charged with breaking into used car dealership, stealing Ford Mustang


Kannapolis man charged with accidentally killing foster brother


Renting out Wrenn House is next on menu for Bell Tower Green Park


City to purchase, replace floating aerator devices for wastewater treatment


NC Community College president details importance of connection between businesses, educational institutions


Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set that killed woman


CDC panel recommends expanded COVID-19 vaccine booster rollout


Truck driver killed after collision with school bus in Newton


Iredell County man charged with murder after three bodies found in burned Statesville house


Massive search for Laundrie ends as FBI identifies remains in Florida


Nation’s largest barn quilt mural to be unveiled in Cleveland on Saturday


Charlotte among six schools joining American Athletic Conference


Few details available after Kannapolis shooting claims life


East Spencer apparel store will host free luncheon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Catawba College receives record $200 million contribution to endowment


Blotter: Bullet holes found at Salisbury home


Rowan Sheriff’s Office releases details of NASCAR driver’s assault at coworker’s home


Council candidates discuss city’s handling of ‘Fame’ relocation, protesting, pandemic


Making Memore: Entrepreneurs harness power of Kannapolis’ Food Innovation Lab




DuPont purchases Salisbury-based manufacturing business

Christmas Happiness

Christmas Bureau opens applications for families to get holiday assistance


Spencer Library hosts life pathways event


Salisbury-Rowan NAACP President Gemale Black seeking state branch’s top spot