NC Highway Patrol
GRANITE FALLS, N.C. — One person died following a single-vehicle accident in Caldwell County early Monday morning, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Grace Chapel Road near Quail Creek Drive.
Troopers said a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling north on Grace Chapel Road, crossed the centerline, drove off the left side of the road, and struck a tree.
The driver of the vehicle, 63-year-old Charles Rodney Allison Jr., died at the scene.
An initial investigation indicates speed and alcohol were not contributing factors in the collision, according to troopers.
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