• Troopers: Five people seriously injured in head-on collision on Gaston Co. road

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    GASTONIA, N.C. - North Carolina state troopers are investigating after five people were seriously injured in a head-on collision in Gastonia Sunday afternoon. 

    The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on Union Road near Dawnwood Road, near the Gastonia Airport. 

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    Officials said a car crossed the center line and hit the other car with a family of four inside. 

    The Union Road Fire Department said five people were taken to the hospital; two were transported by MedCenter Air. 

    Neighbors told Channel 9 it is not uncommon to see crashes on this stretch of road. 

    "Once you pass the fire department down there, there is a series of curves and that's usually where the bad wrecks are happening, the head-on collisions and whatnot," neighbor Mike Dale said. 

    The road was closed for several hours while crews investigated the crash, but did reopen around 5 p.m.

    No other information has been released. 

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information. 

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