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72-year-old Newton man identified as driver in Wednesday’s fatal wreck
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72-year-old Newton man identified as driver in Wednesday’s fatal wreck

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A medical examiner arrives at the scene of a fatal, single-vehicle wreck in Sherrills Ford Wednesday morning.

Curtis Junior Miles, 72, of Newton was identified as the driver who died in a wreck on Wednesday near the Sherrills Ford community.

State troopers were called to the scene of the crash shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday. The fatal, one-vehicle crash took place on N.C. Hwy. 150 near Grassy Creek Road, a news release from the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

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A 1993 Ford dump truck, driven by Miles, ran off the road and collided with several trees. Miles died at the scene.

Investigating troopers are considering the possibility of a medical condition as a factor in the collision, the release stated.

Miles was not restrained by a seat belt, the release said.


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