1 dead in head-on collision near Spindale Friday morning

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An 81-year-old man has died as a result of a Friday morning collision just outside of Spindale, authorities say.

The Highway Patrol responded to the fatal collision on Poors Ford Road at 6:38 a.m. Friday morning.

A NC Highway Patrol representative says that Joseph Davidson, 81, of Rutherfordton was traveling east on Poors Ford Road in a 1992 Ford car. Bohumil Rejnek, 54, of Prahag, Germany was traveling west in a 2018 Chrysler.

The Highway Patrol says that Davidson's car crossed the center line and struck Rejnek's car head-on.

Joseph Davidson succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Bohumil Rejnek received only minor injuries, but was transported to the hospital.

The Highway Patrol says that at this time neither impairment nor speed appears to be a factor in the collision.

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