Woman killed in head-on collision in Catawba County, troopers say
A woman has died following a head-on collision in Catawba County on Saturday, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Troopers said they responded to a fatal collision on NC 16 near St. Johns Church Road shortly before 6:30 p.m.
An investigation revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling south on NC 16 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2011 Mitsubishi Galant. Excessive speed seems to have contributed to the collision, according to troopers.
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Troopers said the driver of the Cobalt, 35-year-old Elizabeth Rose Bushatz, was transported by medical helicopter to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, where she later died.
The driver and a passenger in the Galant were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to troopers.
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