Driver dies after SUV smashes into car on NC 8 in Stokes County

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North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — One person is dead after an SUV crashed into a car on N.C. 8 in Stokes County, according to Highway Patrol.

At about 6:52 a.m., a Chevrolet Suburban was heading north on N.C. 8 while a Pontiac Bonneville drove south.

Troopers say the Suburban crossed left of center and hit the Bonneville near Bolejack Road.

The driver of the Bonneville, identified as 45-year-old Christopher Michael Cowden, of Danbury, was killed.

The driver of the Suburban had minor injuries.

Troopers say inattention was a factor. Charges are pending.

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