Statesville man dies in head-on crash

- The Statesville Police Department is investigating an accident that killed a local 65-year-old man.

It happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 13 near the intersection of Garner Bagnal Blvd. and Wall Street in Statesville. 

Officers said two trucks collided head-on in the roadway. 

Montie Stephen Lippard, 65, of Statesville, died on scene. The second vehicle was being driven by Scott Jeffrey Stephens, 38, of Mooresville.  

Stephens was transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem with serious injuries but he was listed in stable condition.  

A third vehicle was involved and had minor damage. The driver of that vehicle was not hurt. 

No word on what caused the accident. No charges have been filed at this time. 


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