Fatal wreck closes U.S. 74 in Belmont

A fatal wreck closed Wilkinson Boulevard (U.S. 74) in Belmont for much of Friday morning.

The State Highway Patrol confirmed that one person died in the single-vehicle wreck, according to Observer news partner WBTV. The accident happened around 10:33 a.m. in the 6100 block of Wilkinson Boulevard, heading toward Gastonia.

A Gaston County man was killed and another person was injured. The injured person was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

A witness told WBTV that he tried to help two people in a truck that was involved in the wreck but that one of them died almost immediately. The cause of the wreck and the identities of those involved were not immediately released. Staff reports