Official Release on the Fatal Collision of 21-year-old Mooresville woman


STATESVILLE – On Wednesday, July 29, at approximately 12:15 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Iredell County on Brawley School Road near Lightship Drive.  A 2020 BMW passenger car was traveling north on Brawley School Road, ran off the right side of the road, and collided with a tree.

The driver, Payton Alizabeth Cannon, 21, of Mooresville, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.  Ms. Cannon has been identified as the daughter of David Cannon, publicly known as “Ace” of the Ace and TJ Show which is a syndicated morning radio show originating out of Charlotte.

Ms. Cannon was the only occupant of the vehicle and she was restrained by a seat belt.  High speed was a contributing factor in the crash.  Troopers were on scene for nearly 3 hours and the investigation is ongoing.