Newton Police Investigating Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident


On November 19th, 2020 at approximately 5:54 am, Newton Police responded to a
reported motor vehicle crash with injuries in the 1400 block of East NC Highway 10. Upon
arrival, officers discovered a multi-vehicle accident in an area east of Pocono Place. A total
of five patients were entrapped in two different vehicles with one being on fire.
Emergency crews worked to extinguish the flames and free all victims from the vehicles.
The driver of a Hyundai Sonata was pronounced deceased at the scene by Catawba County
EMS. Four occupants of a Chevrolet Tahoe were extricated by Newton Fire Department
and transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center. The driver was being treated at
Catawba Valley Medical center for serious injuries. A passenger in the Chevrolet Tahoe
was being treated for serious injuries and later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Health
in Winston-Salem, NC. The driver of a third involved vehicle, a Toyota pickup truck, was
treated for minor injuries. East NC Highway 10 was closed for approximately four and a
half hours while officers investigated the crash.

Names are not being released at this point pending next of kin notification.

Newton Police was assisted by Newton Fire Department, Catawba County EMS, and the

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Newton Police Department.

Author: Margaret Beveridge