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Gold Hill resident killed in traffic incident Friday in Albemarle

A person from Gold Hill was killed in a traffic incident Friday afternoon just outside of the Albemarle city limits.

According to N.C. Highway State Patrol Sgt. Eric Phillips, Daniel Walter of Albemarle attempted to make a right turn off Canton Road onto N.C. Highway 24-27 going westbound at approximately 3:37 p.m.

Walter’s car collided with a Ford F250 pickup driven by James Vickery of Gold Hill. Vickery’s truck overturned and he was ejected from the vehicle, dying instantly.

Phillips said Vickery was not wearing a seat belt.

Neither truck was carrying any passengers, Phillips said. The investigation is continuing to determine if speed was a factor in the incident.

Walter was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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