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Fatal Traffic Crash Under Investigation In Hickory

The Hickory Police Department investigated a fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian on Wednesday (January 10). At 6:40 p.m., 56-year-old Michael Allen Squire of Hickory, was attempting to cross the 2000 block of Catawba Valley Blvd SE and was struck by a 2014 Cadillac SRX traveling west on Catawba Valley Blvd SE.

The driver of the Cadillac, a Newton resident, called 911 from the scene and reported the crash. Squire was pronounced deceased at the scene by Catawba County EMS. The Hickory Fire Department also responded.

The incident is still under investigation and there are currently no charges as of today (January 11). If anyone has information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Lt. Wienbrock at 828-328-5551 or email him at jwienbrock@hickorync.gov.