The Newton Police Department has identified the person killed in a vehicle crash on N.C. Highway 10 East last Thursday (November 19). 19-year-old Cierra Leigh Bailey of Conover was the driver of a 2009 Hyundai Sonata that struck a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. A 1987 Toyota truck then struck the Hyundai Sonata in the passenger side door. Ms. Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the accident.
The driver of the Tahoe, a Newton woman, was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with serious injuries. Another Newton woman was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
The other people involved in the crash did not sustain serious injuries. The incident is currently under investigation by the Newton Police Department.