NEWTON – On Saturday, June 27 at approximately 8:50 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Catawba County on Robinwood Road near Grier Street. A 1999 Ford Escort was traveling east on Robinwood Road, attempted to turn left onto a private driveway, failed to yield the right of way, and collided with a westbound 1983 Honda Nighthawk motorcycle.
The driver of the motorcycle, Kevin Glen Shoemaker, 50, of Hickory, was transported by Catawba County EMS to Catawba Valley Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the Ford, Aleta Diane Fisher, 23, of Sylva, was arrested and charged with Driving While Impaired and Felony Death by Vehicle. Fisher is being held at the Catawba County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond.