Man dead, woman hurt after pickup truck crashes into tractor plow on Old 60 in Wilkes County

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

WILKESBORO, N.C. — A man is dead and a woman was hurt when a pickup truck crashed into the plow of a tractor on Old 60 in Wilkes County, according to Highway Patrol.

At about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to a crash on Old 60, near Hollands Woods Road.

Troopers say a John Deere 8000 Series farm tractor with a plow attachment on the back was heading east on Old 60. The plow crossed over the centerline.

A 1997 Chevrolet S-10 heading west on the road hit the plow attachment.

The driver of the Chevrolet, 70-year-old Johnny Wayne Cleary, of Wilkesboro, died at the scene.

The passenger, 63-year-old Claudia Whittington Cleary, was injured and taken to a hospital.

Highway Patrol is consulting with the Wilkes County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether or not charges should be filed.

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