MOORESVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — One person has died after driving off the side of the road early Tuesday morning in Iredell County, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday on Linwood Road near Patterson Farm Road.
A 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe was going east on Linwood Road when the driver, 42-year-old Michael Angelo Fusaro, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
Fusaro died of his injuries at the scene.
Officials believe excessive speed to be a contributing factor in the incident. The road was closed for about two hours during the on-scene investigation.