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Crash North Of Taylorsville Results in Two Fatalities [UPDATED 3:05 p.m.]

At about 7:50 this morning (August 1), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Alexander County on Vashti Road near N.C. Highway 16. The deceased are 75-year-old Ted Allen Teague and 42-year-old Michael Allen Teague, both from Bethlehem.

The accident occurred as a westbound 2006 Toyota Matrix traveling on Vashti Road crossed the center-line and collided head-on with an eastbound 1993 Dodge Dakota. The driver of the Matrix, 20-year-old Natalie Marie Chapman of Taylorsville, was transported by medical helicopter to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Dakota, Ted Teague, and the vehicle’s only passenger, Michael Teague, both passed away at the scene.

Vashti Road was closed in the area for two hours during the on-scene investigation. The initial investigation does not indicate impairment to be a contributing factor. Charges will be filed following completion of the ongoing investigation and consultation with the Alexander County District Attorney’s Office.