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Crash claims life of Stony Point woman


Local resident killed
in 2 vehicle crash   

A Stony Point woman died in a tragic crash on Friday, October 2, 2015, on U.S. Hwy. 64 in Taylorsville, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred about 7:21 p.m. on October 2, on U.S. 64 just west of N.C. 16, stated Trooper T.C. Hayes of the State Highway Patrol. It involved two vehicles: a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup, driven westbound by Timothy Wayne Bryant, age 42 of Valdese; and a 1992 Honda Accord, driven eastbound by Leyna Yang, age 23 of Stony Point. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Trooper Hayes told The Times that it appeared Bryant's truck went left of center and struck Yang's car. The truck then overturned and caught fire. Both vehicles were heavily damaged.

Both drivers wore seat belts, Hayes stated. Ms. Yang died at the scene of her injuries. Bryant suffered injuries from the impact but was able to escape the fire, said Hayes.

Agencies responding to the wreck included Alexander Rescue Squad, Taylorsville Fire Department, Alexander County EMS, Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Taylorsville Police Department, and N.C. State Highway Patrol. It was raining heavily at the time of the collision, Hayes said.

Bryant was transported by ambulance to Iredell Memorial Hospital and later to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Hayes noted that Bryant had a suspended driver's license. Bryant is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. Other charges are pending.

According to obituary information from Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville, Ms. Yang was born in Sacramento, California, on December 8, 1991, to Bee Yang and Xong Yang, both of whom survive. Also surviving is her husband, Eric Kou Vang, two daughters, Evelyn K. Vang and Olivia D. Vang; a son, Liam P. Vang; and a brother, Yong Yang, along with three sisters: Maria Yang, Judy Yang, and Cathy Yang. Also surviving is her paternal grandmother, See Thor, along with her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Neng Vang and Shua Yang.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Los Kuam Yaj officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.

Visiting hours will be Friday, October 23,  from noon to 9:00 P.M., Saturday, October 24, from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Sunday, October 25, beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

In order to assist the family with funeral expenses, a fund has been set up at the Go Fund Me website:


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