Victims in deadly crash outside South Davidson High identified

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DENTON, N.C. — A Greensboro man has been arrested after a deadly three-vehicle wreck that occurred early Thursday morning in Davidson County.

The accident happened around 5:15 a.m. in front of South Davidson High School on N.C. Highway 109.

Trooper B.D. Stalvey with the State Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Stephen Erwin of Denton, who was driving a gold Chevrolet sedan, died at the scene.

The driver of a Nissan Xterra, 26-year-old Dray Carter of Albemarle, was flown from the scene to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  Officials say Carter was in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Stalvey says the Xterra was heading south on N.C. 109 when it collided head-on with the Chevrolet, which was traveling north.

The Xterra was traveling left of center before the initial collision, Stalvey said.

A second collision occurred when an Infiniti that was heading south struck the wrecked Xterra, Stalvey said.

Two people were inside the Infiniti.  Stalvey said the driver of the Infiniti, 22-year-old William Walters, was arrested.  Walters is charged with DWI.  Further details about the charges were not available.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Investigators are still trying to determine why Carter went left of center before the initial collision.

N.C. 109 was blocked between Garner Road and Snider Station Road until about 10 a.m.

No other information has been provided.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as information is made available.

Editor’s note: Dispatchers initially said at least five vehicles were involved in the crash, but later corrected the number to three.

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