One dead in crash on Highway 601 | News
SALISBURY - One person was killed Thursday night when their minivan ran up under the trailer of an eighteen wheeler.
Joe Edward Doby, 61, of 383 Becktown Road, Mocksville, died after his Pontiac minivan ran under the tractor-trailer being driven by James Melvin Vermillion, 45, of 4375 U.S. 601, Salisbury.
Vermillion was backing the truck into his driveway at that address and was blocking both lanes of 601, according to the Highway Patrol.
Doby was driving on 601 towards Salisbury.
Vermillion has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
The accident happened on US 601 at the intersection of Ridge Road. The accident scene was directly in front of the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.
The trailer was blocking both lanes of 601, the Pontiac Montana minivan was under the trailer about 3/4 of the way back.
The accident happened just after 8 p.m.