Fatal collision on Briarwood Lane in Watauga County – Saturday July 6, 2024

Last Updated on July 7, 2024 8:39 am

Boone – On Saturday, July 6, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Watauga County on Briarwood Lane near Big Hill Road. A Suzuki four-wheeler was traveling west on Briarwood Lane and struck a deer in the roadway.  This collision caused the driver to lose control and overturn.

The driver, Carl Scott Norris, 38, of Boone, was ejected from the four-wheeler and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Norris was not wearing a helmet.

During the on-scene investigation, Briarwood Lane Road was closed in the area for approximately two hours.  The initial investigation indicates speed and alcohol were not contributing circumstances in the collision. 

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