2 drivers killed during crash on NC 221 Bypass in McDowell Co.

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people were killed during a two-vehicle crash in McDowell County Thursday night, according to McDowell County EMS.

Crews responded at about 8:51 p.m. to a crash along NC 221 Bypass near the Tate Street Exit.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Charles Bradfield, 73, of Newland, was driving north in a southbound lane on US 221 Bypass when he crashed into another vehicle.

Bradfield and the other driver, Andrew Crawford, 40, of Marion, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers said they not suspect impairment was a factor in the crash.

NC Highway Patrol, McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue, Marion Fire Department and McDowell County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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