A man is dead and a mother and her daughter are injured following a head-on collision on Monday afternoon.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper T.A Clayton, 44-year-old Herman Lee Gross of Taylorsville crossed the center line on Highway 16 a few hundred yards south of Schneider Mills and struck another vehicle.
A mother was operating the second vehicle with her 6-year old daughter as a passenger. Both females were alert at the crash scene according to Trooper Clayton. However, they both were taken by helicopter to a regional medical facility. The extent of their injuries are unknown.
Trooper Clayton stated “They’re are a number of contributing circumstances that we’re still investigating at this time, it was a very violent collision.”
Alexander EMS, Alexander Rescue Squad, Taylorsville Police, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, and multiple local fire departments responded to the call at 1:12pm.