Fatal collision on 421 near Brown Road on Thursday

Last Updated on November 9, 2023 8:09 pm

Zionville– On Thursday, November 9, at approximately 3:25 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Watauga County on US 421 near Brown Road.  

A 2001 Toyota Highlander was traveling north on US 421, crossed the center line, traveled off the left side of the road, went down an embankment, became airborne, struck a tree, and overturned.

The driver of the Highlander, Nancy Wilson May, 65, of Zionville, NC, succumbed to her injuries at the scene. 

The initial investigation does not indicate speed or impairment to be contributing factors in the collision.

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