One dead after head on collision in Gaston County

One person is dead after a head on collision in Gaston County Saturday afternoon.

The incident took place on Lowell Spencer Mountain Road near Sutton Carpenter Road.

 North Carolina Highway Patrol says, a Maxima attempted to go around a disabled van, crossing the double yellow line when the car was hit head on by a Honda Civic driven by Jan Michael Dean Reinhardt traveling in the opposite direction. 

Reinhardt was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was killed on impact.

Charges are pending in this case.