GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Troopers were investigating a deadly accident in Gaston County Tuesday morning.
It happened around 6:30 a.m. on Dallas Cherryville Highway and Mauney Road. EMS said two vehicles were involved. Dallas Cherryville Highway was shut down between Tryon School Road and Bess Town Road and reopened around 9:00 a.m.
Highway Patrol said the driver of a Dodge pickup truck traveling south on Mauney Road fell asleep, ran a stop sign and hit another vehicle headed east on Dallas Cherryville Highway. Troopers told us the other driver, a Hispanic man, was killed on impact.
The accident was still under investigation at 8:45 a.m., with charges pending against the Dodge pickup truck driver. No names were released.