Complete Hickory, NC accident reports and news.

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014

Investigators in Alexander County arrested a man who led them on a high speed chase and crashed into two other cars Tuesday.

The chase started when a deputy spotted a 2014 Hyundai Elantra driving recklessly on Wayside Church Road, according to the news release from the Alexander County Sheriff's Office.

The driver of the car refused to stop for the deputy. This led to a chase through Alexander County and into Catawba County.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Hickory woman who's nine months pregnant escaped injury after the car she was driving slid off an icy road as she headed to a doctor's appointment.

WSOC-TV in Charlotte reports that neither Stephanie Youman nor her unborn child was hurt.

Emergency personnel said Youman was driving on Airport Rhodhiss Road, which was coated with a layer of snow and ice.

Youman said she wouldn't have ventured out Wednesday morning, but said she's a first-time expectant mother and is one day overdue, so she was worried about her unborn son.

Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013

The N.C. Highway Patrol says an Alabama couple was killed as they changed a tire on Interstate 40.

The patrol identified the victims as George and Carol Kittle, of Hollytree, Ala. Both were 66.

The patrol said the couple was almost done changing the tire when a truck sideswiped their truck and struck them Tuesday morning, throwing them 100 feet.

The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of I-40 at the Catawba County line.