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At Least One Dead in Alexander County Crash

A crash with multiple injuries shut down N.C. Highway 16 south of Taylorsville this afternoon (February 1).

Reports indicate that the accident was the result of a chase involving law enforcement. A suspect vehicle crashed and struck a utility pole across from the Alexander County Fairgrounds entrance.

At least one person was airlifted from the scene and taken to a regional medical facility. Master Trooper Christopher Casey has confirmed that there was at least one fatality.

Traffic was detoured through Macedonia Church Road and Millersville Road.