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Teen killed in Catawba crash

May 21, 2012

A teenager was killed and another adult seriously injured in a T-bone-style collision involving a utility camper near the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 10 about 4:45 p.m. Sunday in Catawba.

N.C. Highway Patrol troopers say a black Nissan Maxima was traveling south on N.C. 10 through the intersection of U.S. 70 when it was struck on the passenger side by a white Chevrolet pickup pulling a utility camper and traveling eastbound.

The initial impact killed the passenger of the Nissan, Hydeia Chante Rose, 15, of Salisbury. The driver, Poqeta Chante McHenry, 29, of Statesville, was airlifted from the scene to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She is listed in serious condition, Rudisill said.

The driver of the pickup, Catawba resident Kelly Pope, suffered minor injuries in the wreck. Pope, the assistant fire chief for Catawba Fire Department, had his two sons in the vehicle, neither of which were injured in the wreck.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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