Two people were seriously injured in a head-on crash involving a motorcycle in Gaston County Sunday night.
The two-vehicle wreck involved a motorcycle and a car and occurred around 11:15 a.m. on Union New Hope Road in Gastonia.
According to traffic investigators, the motorcyclist and a passenger were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car who struck the motorcycle was arrested and charged with driving while impaired.
More charges are possible, officials said.
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Traffic investigators said they don't believe speed was a factor, but suspect that alcohol was the cause the wreck.
No names were released.
The road was still shut down around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. Police did not say what time the road was expected to reopen.