Troopers ID drivers killed in head-on collision in Iredell County

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating after a two-car fatal crash in Iredell County overnight Sunday.

The crash happened just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday on southbound Interstate 77 near mile marker 47.

Troopers said the crash was a head-on collision after one of the drivers was traveling in the wrong direction.

Kathryn Oshaughnessy, 23, of Statesville was driving the wrong way when her vehicle struck another driven by Randy Patton, 53, of Charlotte, officials said.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

They were wearing seatbelts.

A passenger was transported to the hospital with serious injuries and then, airlifted by helicopter to CMC. Authorities said as of 5 a.m., the passenger was in stable condition.

Officials said the crash is still under investigation and it is unknown if alcohol was involved.

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

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