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Elderly Hickory Woman Killed in Tuesday Evening Crash

One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Hickory Tuesday evening (November 7). The deceased is 85-year-old Lona Madeline Stafford of Hickory.

The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. Tuesday as a 2019 Audi A5 driven by a 44-year-old Hickory man was traveling north on N.C. Highway 127 when it collided with a 2013 Ford Fusion, driven by a 64-year-old woman from Hickory. The Ford was traveling east on 16th Avenue N.W. when it collided with the Audi in the intersection at Highway 127.

Ms. Stafford was a passenger in the Ford. She was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where she was pronounced deceased.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the accident should contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.