10-22-11
Triplett Rd, Statesville, NC
Car vs. Bridge - Fatality

 

Rescue units were called at about 4am for a report of a vehicle hitting the bridge on Triplett Rd.  Units from Troutman Fire & Rescue, Wayside Fire Dept, Iredell County EMS responded to the scene.  The vehicle appeared to have lost control and the rear of the vehicle hit the bridge, shearing the rear end off the vehicle.  The driver was wearing his seatbelt but was ejected out the back of the vehicle.  Rescue workers checked the area for other passengers but did not locate anyone.  The NC SHP is investigating the accident.


Coming to the scene - the rescue units out with the victim.

Looking down from bridge

Bridge end where vehicle hit.

Side view of the vehicle.

Rear of vehicle - torn off rear end.

Side view of the seat - bench portion up in the air.

Seat belt shown still buckled.

Child seat was found attached to the seat.

Checking for any heat signatures for possible other victim.

Driver side of rear of vehicle.

Distance below the bridge.

Looking back up the hill to the bridge.

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