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Two Killed In Iredell County Collision; Driver Charged With D.W.I.
Austin Ray Harmon
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Two Killed in Iredell County Collision; Driver Charged with D.W.I.

At about 9:40 last night (June 13), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Iredell County on Fort Dobbs Road near Dobbs Drive. A westbound 2009 Honda Accord on Fort Dobbs Road crossed the centerline and collided with a golf cart that was traveling east.

The driver of the golf cart, 39-year-old Michael Shane Marlowe of Statesville, passed away at the scene. A passenger, five-year-old Bentley Marlowe of Statesville, also died at the scene. Four passengers on the golf cart, ages 2, 13, 16, and 26, were critically injured and transported by medical helicopters to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The driver of the Honda, 23-year-old Austin Ray Harmon of Statesville, was not injured. Harmon was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, two counts of felony death by vehicle, and three counts of felony serious injury by vehicle.

Fort Dobbs Road was closed in the area for approximately seven hours during the initial on-scene investigation. The Highway Patrol’s investigation is ongoing.