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Single-Vehicle Crash Results In Death Of Vale Man

Single-Vehicle Crash Results In Death Of Vale Man

A Vale resident died in a single-vehicle crash in Catawba County. The deceased is Billie Douglas Gambill. On Tuesday (June 14) at approximately 11:40 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Startown Road near West Maiden Road. A 2007 Volvo dump truck was traveling north on Startown Road, ran off the road to the right, crossed back over the centerline, and overturned on the roadway. The truck was hauling a load of gravel.

The driver, Billie Douglas Gambill, was critically injured and transported by emergency personnel to a local hospital, where he passed away from his injuries. He was restrained by a seatbelt. The initial investigation indicates driver overcorrection as a contributing circumstance.