24-year-old Kongmeng Yang of Conover was killed in an automobile accident early this morning (May 24). At about 3:05 a.m. today, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the accident in Catawba County on N.C. 16, near C&B Farm Road.
The accident occurred as a northbound 2006 Honda Civic crossed the centerline, ran off the road to the left, collided with a tree, and overturned. Mr. Yang (the driver) passed away at the scene. There were no passengers. N.C. 16 was closed for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation.