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The search for a new home went severely sour when four people were injured in a two-car collision Wednesday afternoon.
As he was trying to cross U.S. 321 Business and turn left, Michel West pulled into the pat of an oncoming Chevrolet Impala.
"I pulled out of Dogwood Hills," he said. "I didn't see her coming."
The Impala slammed into the rear passenger door of West's Honda Accord that was carrying three other passengers. Among those passengers were his son and fiancé from Michigan, who were in Newton looking for a new home in advance of a move.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.