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Man Killed In Catawba County Crash

A Shelby man was killed in a Catawba County crash. The deceased is 29-year-old Vincent Anthony Skidmore. On Friday (May 5) at approximately 11:30 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded N.C 18 near Willis Road. A 1999 Cadillac Eldorado was traveling north on N.C. 18, drove off the right side of the road, and overturned several times.

The driver of the Cadillac, Vincent Anthony Skidmore, passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle was transported by EMS to UNC Health Blue Ridge in Morganton, with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Eldorado was not restrained by a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicates excessive speed and reckless driving as contributing circumstances in the collision.  During the on-scene investigation, N.C. 18 was closed in the area for approximately three hours.