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Jefferson couple involved in fatal collision on 421 in Wilkes County

Last Updated on December 7, 2022 11:06 am

On Monday, December 5, at approximately 12:40 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Wilkes County on US 421 near Boone Trail.  A 2007 Chrysler Town & Country was traveling east on US 421, ran off the right side of the road, went down an embankment, and overturned, according to the NCSHP.

The driver of the Chrysler, Roy James Wyatt, 79, of Jefferson, received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by EMS to Wilkes Medical Center in North Wilkesboro. The passenger, Carolyn Liddle Wyatt, 75, of Jefferson, succumbed to her injuries at the scene, according to NCSHP.

Both occupants were restrained by seatbelts.  The initial investigation does not indicate impairment to be a contributing factor, according to NCSHP. US 421 was partially closed in the area for approximately 2 hours during the on-scene investigation.  Possible charges are pending the ongoing investigation and consultation with the Wilkes County District Attorney’s Office.

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