Gastonia man dies in single-vehicle wreck in Belmont

Belmont police identified the man killed in Friday’s single-vehicle wreck on Wilkinson Boulevard (U.S. 74) Friday morning as Eddie Ray Pullen, 47, of Gastonia.

Pullen was a passenger in a vehicle driven by John Alexander, 46, also of Gastonia, who was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia with serious injuries. Alexander was listed in stable condition Saturday.

Police said they are still investigating the circumstances of the wreck, which closed Wilkinson Boulevard for much of Friday morning.

The vehicle wrecked about 10:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of westbound Wilkinson Boulevard.

A witness told Observer news partner WBTV that he tried to help two people in the truck that was involved in the wreck, but one of them died almost immediately.

Joe Marusak