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Man, teen killed in fatal Catawba County crash

Troopers said 53-year-old Bradley Joseph Koepnick and 19-year-old Caroline Elizabeth Ervin both died at the scene.
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Two people were killed following a fatal collision in Catawba County Wednesday morning, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirms. 

Troopers said the collision happened at around 11:50 a.m. in Catawba County on Riverbend Road near Oxford School Road.  

Officials report that a 2010 Ford Mustang, that was traveling west, crossed the centerline in a curve, and collided head-on with an eastbound 2007 Toyota Camry.  

Troopers said the Ford was being operated by 53-year-old Bradley Joseph Koepnick of Statesville. The Toyota was being operated by 19-year-old Caroline Elizabeth Ervin of Claremont. Both drivers died at the scene. 

There were no other passengers in the vehicles and neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, troopers said. 

The roadway was closed for about three hours during the on-scene investigation.