• Driver killed when thrown from SUV in Gastonia, police say


    GASTONIA, N.C. - The driver of an SUV is dead after a violent overnight crash in Gastonia.

    The wreck happened around 2 a.m. on South New Hope Road.

    The SUV apparently rolled and came to rest on its side just a few feet from a building.

    Channel 9 crews were there and could see investigators using flashlights to check the damage. Windows of the office next door were broken.

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    Police told Channel 9 only one vehicle was involved, and the driver was thrown from the SUV and died at the scene.

    That person’s name has not been released.

    The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this story.

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