A Taylorsville man died in a single vehicle accident Saturday night west of Taylorsville.
44-year old Joseph Frank Menscer was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Church Road near St Luke Lutheran Church shortly after 7pm. According to North Carolina High Patrol Trooper T. Robinette, Menscer was a passenger in the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected.
Robinette says the vehicle was traveling north on Church Road when it ran off the roadway and struck a utility box and culvert.The driver of the vehicle was 33-year old Steven Ray Transeau of Claremont. He has been charged with felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired, and driving with license revoked. He suffered only minor injuries. Transeau was wearing a seat belt.
Transeau is being held without bond in the Alexander County Detention Center pending an initial court appearance on Monday.
Photo: NC Highway Patrol