A Claremont man was killed in a crash in Iredell County Saturday. The deceased is 68-year-old Steve Eugene Huffman.
The accident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday (October 23) on N.C. Highway 150 at Pinnacle Lane. An eastbound 2014 Dodge Ram attempted to turn left onto Pinnacle Lane, failed to yield the right of way, and collided head-on with a westbound 2021 KIA Soul. An eastbound 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth rear-ended the pickup truck after the initial collision.
The driver of the Dodge, 24-year-old Kian Oliver Both of Mooresville, was not injured. Mr. Huffman, who was driving the KIA, succumbed to his injuries while being transported by E.M.S. A passenger in the KIA, a 70-year-old Claremont woman, was critically injured and was taken to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The driver of the Fiat, a 16-year-old male from Maiden, was not injured.
The N.C. State Highway Patrol is investigating. Charges are pending the results of that investigation and consultation with the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office.