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Man Killed In Early Morning Crash

A man was killed in a Caldwell County crash. The deceased is 25-year-old David Patterson, Jr. of Lenoir.

Today (April 7) at approximately 3:10 a.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to Calico Road near Townsend Place.  A 2006 Ford F-250 was traveling south on Calico Road, crossed the centerline, drove off the left side of the road, struck a tree, overturned, and came to rest on the driver’s side in a creek.

The driver, David Patterson Jr., passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene.  He was not restrained by a seatbelt.

The initial investigation indicates impairment to be the contributing factor in the collision.  During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was partially closed in the area for approximately two hours.