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Police identify victims in fatal car crash

Police have identified the two people who were killed in a car accident in Albemarle on Friday. 

Around 5 p.m., Catherine Ann Early, 70, and her husband, Terry Wayne Early, 66, of Richfield, died after their 2005 Chevrolet Classic was struck by a 2019 Hino box truck driven by Nickolas Christyan Reynaldo, 22, of Statesville. Catherine Early failed to yield the right of way pulling out of the Burger King parking lot on U.S. Highway 52 North, according to Albemarle police.

Catherine Early died at the scene after sustaining multiple injuries, police said. Her husband was transported to Atrium Health Main in Charlotte, and later succumbed to his injuries. 

The accident investigation continues.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care will handle funeral arrangements for the Early family.

Contact Evan Moore at 704-982-0816.