The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Forest Fatality Sunday - Brevard NC


A motor vehicle accident resulted in one fatality yesterday north of the North Carolina State Fish Hatchery.

At about 3 p.m., Juan Lopez, 29, of Charlotte was thrown through the windshield of a 2004 Ford Explorer and down the embankment below Forest Service road 475 behind the Fish Hatchery. Lopez was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the Highway Patrol.

The vehicle was traveling too fast on the winding road, and the driver over-corrected, rolling the vehicle, the Highway Patrol said.

The vehicle’s driver, Carlos Soloman-Ramon, 19, of Charlotte was not wearing a seatbelt either. Hig...

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