DENVER – A 26-year-old woman and her young daughter were killed Wednesday morning when their car collided with a tractor-trailer on N.C. 150 in Catawba County, authorities said.
The crash was reported shortly before 8 a.m. on a two-lane straightaway, about a mile east of N.C. 16. That is about four miles west of Lake Norman.
The N.C. Highway Patrol said it appears as if a car carrying Tisa Michelle Strickland, and her 1-year-old daughter, Payton Michelle Dellinger, crossed the center line.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, which was carrying concrete barriers, tried to swerve to avoid hitting the car, but they collided. Strickland and her daughter died at the scene, authorities said.
A portion of N.C. 150 just east of N.C. 16 remained closed for several hours while authorities investigated the wreck. It reopened around 2 p.m.
The truck driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less