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A single car accident Wednesday night in North Newton injured three and closed a portion of North Main Avenue for several hours.
According to Newton police officials, Stacy Lee Puckett from 745 Boundry Street, Newton was traveling south on North Main Ave. at a high rate of speed and lost control of his 2003 Lexus 300 passenger car when he crested the hill near 13th street.
The car then slid sidways more than 150 feet and struck a city of Newton utility pole and tree located in front of Newsome Tire Service at 1205 North Main Ave.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.