McDowell County, NC (November 26, 2018) – A man from Morganton was killed in a head-on collision that took place on NC-226 over the weekend, and two others received injuries.
The man was identified as 47-year-old Kenneth Ray Walker, who was killed when he crossed the center line and struck a Honda vehicle around 2:28 p.m.
First responders were called to the area of NC-226 near the Rocky Pass Self Storage when they heard that there was a multi-vehicle collision with a confirmed fatality. At the time, a Buick and the Honda were traveling southbound when a Dodge crossed over the center lane and just missed the Buick. It struck the Honda head-on.
Walker died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Honda was identified as Robert Gerald Kontak, who had a passenger named Carol Lee Ferguson, were both injured and transported to the hospital. As of now, they are both listed in stable condition.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Kenneth Ray Walker at this time and hope that they will be able to move forward with the help they deserve during one of the most difficult experiences of their lives.
Fatal Accident in North Carolina
In 2011 alone, thousands of people lost their lives in North Carolina accidents, many of which were caused by the negligence of other parties. In fact, in that year, there were 1,224 fatal crashes that resulted in the deaths of 2,849 individuals. These accidents are life-changing in nature and affect all of those who suffer.
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