According to police in Rowan County, North Carolina, one man died and another two were seriously injured in an accident yesterday morning near Salisbury. Police say the accident took place on Parks Road at U.S. Highway 70 a little after 7 in the morning.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that a 69-year-old man, Frederick McDaniel, died in the wreck while two others had to be taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment. One of the two was a 10-year-old boy who had to be flown by helicopter due to the severity of his injuries.
According to a police report, McDaniel pulled directly in front of Christine South’s Ford Explorer on Highway 70. The SUV had no opportunity to stop and slammed into the back of McDaniel’s car.
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Here's a Google Map showing the location of the accident: