A single-vehicle traffic accident in Maiden has resulted in one fatality. The deceased is 75-year-old Jack W. Moose, Jr. of Maiden.
At about 11:50 a.m. yesterday (January 11), Maiden Police responded to a crash in the vicinity of 618 North Carolina Avenue in Maiden. Mr. Moose was the sole occupant of a 2002 G.M.C. van. He was traveling southbound on North Carolina Avenue when the vehicle struck a utility pole guy wire off the right side of the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn.
Personnel from the Maiden Fire Department, Maiden Rescue Squad, and Catawba County E.M.S. extricated Mr. Moose from the vehicle. Responders then determined that Mr. Moose was deceased.
Investigators do not suspect alcohol or excessive speed to be factors in the crash.