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GASTONIA, N.C. -- A driver headed through Gastonia crashed and died late Friday night.

It happened just after 11 p.m. at West Davidson Avenue and North Weldon Street.

Gastonia Police say the driver, 31-year-old Brandon Dreher, lost control of his 2008 Nissan Altima while traveling west on West Davidson Avenue.

Dreher ran off the road, struck a tree and was ejected. Gastonia Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt. Dreher was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed is a contributing factor in the crash, according to investigators.

Anyone with more information on the crash can call 704-866-6702.
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