• Driver of moving truck charged in fatal crash in Lincolnton


    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - A woman died after colliding head-on with a Penske Box Truck in Lincolnton on Friday, troopers said.

    Betty Mae Davis, 71, was driving in a silver Toyota Corolla when 21-year-old Dishon Bailey, who was hauling furniture for Ashley Home Furniture, crossed the center line and caused the crash on Buffalo Shoals Road near Drexall Lane.

    [IMAGES: Fatal wreck in Lincolnton]

    (Dishon Bailey)

    Troopers said Bailey is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and not having an operator’s license.

    Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the serious crash around 6 p.m. Friday.

    Troopers said there were no signs of driver impairment and no signs of Bailey being distracted.

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