Fatal Collison- Alexander County August 30 2023

Taylorsville – On Wednesday, August 30, at approximately 9:15 a.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Alexander County on US 64 near Liberty Grove Church Road. A 2018 Toyota C-HR was attempting to turn left from a private driveway and pulled into the path of a westbound 2003 Ford F-350.


The driver of the Toyota, Omie Troxell Echerd, 79, of Taylorsville, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.   


The driver of the Ford, Wyatt Gabriel Killian, 18, of Hiddenite, and a passenger were not injured. 


The initial investigation does not indicate impairment to be a contributing factor and no charges will be filed in this case.  During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for approximately three hours.

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