On Friday, September 9 at approximately 4:05 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Alexander County on NC 90 at the Cheatham Ford Road intersection, according to Master Trooper Jeffrey S. Swagger.
A 2014 Dodge Caravan was traveling eastbound on NC 90, attempted to turn left onto Cheatham Ford Road, did not yield, and collided with a westbound 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The van then collided with another vehicle which was stopped due to traffic. Swagger did not release details about the third vehicle.
The driver of the van, Ruth Lackey, 93, of Hiddenite, was not injured. A passenger in the van suffered minor injuries and was transported by EMS to a local hospital.
The motorcycle driver, Allen Brent Troutman, 58, of Stony Point, died of his injuries at the scene. The driver of the third vehicle was not injured.
NC 90 was closed in the area for approximately two and a half hours while the on-site investigation was conducted.