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Two-Year-Old Child Killed In Crash

A crash in Catawba County claimed a child’s life. Saturday (February 17) at approximately 7:30 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Buffalo Shoals Road at Abernathy Williams Road. A 2001 Saturn passenger car was traveling south on Buffalo Shoals Road and struck a pedestrian who was in the roadway.

The pedestrian, a two-year-old child, was critically injured and transported by medical helicopter to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he passed away from his injuries. The driver of the Saturn, a Maiden resident, was not injured.

During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for approximately one hour. No charges will be filed in this case.