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Fatal Crash Reported In Iredell County

A man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Iredell County Tuesday (July 26). The deceased is 67-year-old Rodney Steve Forner of Wirtz, Virginia.

On Tuesday, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 40 West near Stamey Farm Road (Exit 146). A 2003 Subaru Outback was traveling west, ran off the road to the right, went down an embankment, overturned, and collided with several trees.

The driver, Rodney Steve Forner, passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene. The initial investigation indicates neither impairment nor speeding as contributing circumstances. One lane of I-40 West was closed for approximately three hours during the on-scene investigation.