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Hickory Police investigate fatal traffic crash

Hickory Police investigated a fatal traffic crash involving a single vehicle on Sunday, March 3.

At 11:25 a.m., a 2018 Ford Edge SE was traveling north on Hwy 127 South near 3rd Avenue SE when it crossed the center line, ran off the roadway, and stuck a light pole and a tree before coming to a rest.

The driver of the vehicle, Roberta Shuford Long, 83, of Hickory, was pronounced dead at the scene by Catawba County EMS. No other injuries were reported.

The cause for the crash remains under investigation as of Monday, March 4. If anyone witnessed this traffic crash or has information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Officer J. Brown at 828-328-5551 or email him at