FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Statesville man was jailed overnight on charges that he crashed his vehicle into a golf cart near Fort Dobbs, killing a man and a young child. Four other people were seriously injured.
The N.C. Highway Patrol announced the arrest of Austin Ray Harmon, 23, in a news release.
Emergency personnel responded to Fort Dobbs Road near Fort Dobbs Drive about 9:40 p.m. Monday for a crash involving a 2009 Honda Accord and a golf cart occupied by six people, according to the NCHP.
The Honda Accord, which was driven by Harmon, was traveling west on Ford Dobbs Road when it crossed the centerline and collided with a golf cart that was traveling east, according to the news release.
The driver of the golf cart, Michael Shane Marlowe, 39, and a passenger, Bentley Marlowe, 5, succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Four passengers on the golf cart, ages 2, 13, 16, and 26, were critically injured and transported by medical helicopters to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Harmon was not injured. He was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, two counts of felony death by vehicle, and three counts of felony serious injury by vehicle.
According to the Iredell County Detention Center records, he was being held without bond on Tuesday morning.
Fort Dobbs Road was closed in the area for approximately seven hours during the initial on-scene investigation. The investigation is ongoing.