Two men killed, woman injured in head-on collision in North Carolina

Published 5:19 am Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Two men were killed and a woman was injured in a head-on collision in a North Carolina city, police said Monday.

Winston-Salem police said in a news release that a car driven by William Gentry Bates, 23, was traveling east on Hanes Mall Boulevard on Sunday evening when his car crossed the center median and collided head-on with a car driven by Michael Brent Sutton, 60. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, the news release said.

Police said a passenger in the car driven by Bates was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Investigators haven’t determined why Bates crossed the center line.

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