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Gabrielle Christine Dyal, killed in crash Friday morning
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One Person Killed in Early Morning Crash in Catawba County

One person was killed in a two-collision in Catawba County early this morning (November 4). The deceased is 30-year-old Gabrielle Christine Dyal of Hickory.

At about 6:15 a.m. today, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene on N.C. Highway 16 at Mount Olive Church Road. A northbound 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser on N.C. 16 attempted to turn left onto Mount Olive Church Road, failed to yield the right of way, and collided with a southbound 2010 Nissan Versa.

The driver of the Toyota, 25-year-old Gerald Kophen Vue of Newton, was not injured. A 25-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported by E.M.S. to Catawba Valley Medical Center. Ms. Dyal, who was driving the Nissan, passed away at the scene. She was not restrained by a seatbelt.

Vue was arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. He received a $75,000 unsecured bond and is not currently listed as an inmate in Catawba County. No court date is currently listed.

N.C. 16 was closed for approximately 90 minutes during the on-scene investigation.