The North Carolina Highway Patrol says that a man from Gaston County suffered fatal personal injuries in a single-vehicle crash approximately 100 yards from his home on the afternoon of January 27.
According to Trooper K.L. Cornwell, 46-year-old Randy Gene Hayes drove into a curve on North Mayberry Road near Stanley at a high rate of speed shortly before 2 p.m.
Cornwell said that Hayes overcorrected, lost control, ran off the road to the right, and collided with a tree. He said Hayes died at the scene.
According to Cornwell, Hayes was estimated to have been traveling at a speed of 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.