Elderly man killed after crashing into tree, cause of crash under investigation

- An elderly man is dead after police say he crashed his vehicle into a tree Friday afternoon.

The accident happened Friday, February 17 on a gravel road on Austin Rd. in Stanly County.  Only one vehicle was involved in the crash.

According to police, the driver went off the road for unknown reasons and crashed into a tree nearby at low speed.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation.


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