Hwy. 64 from Davidson County to Davie County at the Yadkin River blocked after trooper-involved shooting

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Hwy. 64 from Davidson County to Davie County at the Yadkin River is blocked because of a shooting involving a trooper in Davie County.

Almost four miles of the highway is closed between Koontz Road in Davidson County to Highway 801 in Davie County.

The highway was originally expected to reopen at 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, but was still closed as of 10 p.m.

The State Highway Patrol released the following statement about the trooper-involved shooting:

The SBI is investigating a trooper involved shooting that happened this afternoon near U.S. 64 and Peter Hairston Road. At approximately 2:20 p.m., the State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a Honda passenger vehicle in Iredell County.

The driver of the Honda failed to stop for the trooper initiating a pursuit which traveled into Davie County.  At the conclusion of the pursuit, an armed confrontation took place between the driver and troopers.

The driver was transported to Baptist Hospital with serious injuries.

Since this is an ongoing investigation, this is all the information that will be released at this time.

The NCDOT provided the following alternative route for drivers:

Motorists can take US-64 East to NC-150 North. Follow NC-150 North to Hampton Road and turn left onto Hampton Road. Follow Hampton Road to US-158 (Clemmons Road) and turn left onto US-158 (Clemmons Road). Follow US-158 (Clemmons Road) back to US-64 West.

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