SHERILLS FORD, NC (WBTV) - A woman died in a head-on collision involving two vehicles in Catawba County Tuesday night.
The wreck happened around 6:30 p.m. on Slanting Bridge Road.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a man driving a pick-up was traveling northbound on the road when he crossed the center line, and side-swiped a car approaching from the opposite direction of travel.
The impact of the collision sent the pick-up into the car, instantly killing a woman who was driving the car.
The fatal victim's 26-year-old son was a passenger in the car, but he suffered minor injuries only.
The pick-up flipped several times and came to a rest upside down.
The pick-up driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville.
According to a state trooper, speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.