Fatal Mount Holly Crash Investigation Underway

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — The Mount Holly Police Department responded to a fatal traffic accident involving a tractor trailer truck and a passenger vehicle on Tuesday around 4:15 p.m.

The incident happened on Mountain Island Highway near Sandy Ford Road.

According to a news release, officers have identified that the tractor trailer truck was traveling south on Mountain Island Highway when the passenger vehicle attempted to turn left onto the highway from Sandy Ford Road.

Both vehicles were only occupied by the drivers.

The driver of the truck was transported by ambulance to the hospital, officers say, while the male driver of the passenger vehicle died at the scene.

The identity of the deceased driver has not been released.

MHPD is still investigating to determine the factors that contributed to the collision.