Wadesboro man killed in Monday morning accident

Abby Cavenaugh

March 25, 2014

James McAllister, 73, of Wadesboro was killed in an accident on Monday morning. The two-vehicle wreck occurred around 8 a.m. Monday on N.C. 109 South near Hildreth’s Mobile Home Park, Trooper K.J. Hower with the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

McAllister, driving a Honda Fit, was traveling south on 109 when he crossed the center line and hit an Isuzu Rodeo, operated by Randa McIver, 52, of Wadesboro, head-on. Both vehicles then ran off opposite sides of the road and McAllister’s vehicle came to rest in a ditch.

McAllister was not wearing a seat belt and was killed instantly. McIver was transported to Anson Community Hospital for back pain, Hower said, and her passenger, daughter Tainera McIver, 19, also of Wadesboro, was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Union in Monroe for treatment of neck pain and a broken foot.

“All [the McIvers] told me was that they saw him coming toward them normally and all of a sudden, he shot over right in front of them and there was nothing they could do,” Hower said.

He added that neither drugs nor alcohol were involved, and speed wasn’t a factor either. McAllister was driving at an estimated speed of 45-50 mph at the time of the accident, and McIver was traveling 55 mph. No charges will be filed.