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Granite Falls Man Killed In Early Morning Crash

A man was killed in a crash early this morning (October 9) in Caldwell County. The deceased is 63-year-old Charles Rodney Allison, Jr. of Granite Falls.

Today at approximately 1:40 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Grace Chapel Road near Quail Creek Drive. A 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling north on Grace Chapel Road, crossed the center line, drove off the left side of the road, and struck a tree. The driver of the Ford, Charles Rodney Allison Jr, passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene.

During the on-scene investigation, Grace Chapel Road was closed in the area for approximately two hours. The initial investigation indicates speed and alcohol were not contributing circumstances in the collision.