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Woman dies, 72-year-old facing charges after car crash on US Highway 29 in Greensboro

Investigators said the crash happened after 10 a.m. Saturday.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 72-year-old is facing charges and a woman is dead following a car crash on US Highway 29 Saturday morning.

According to Greensboro police, US Highway 29 near Reedy Fork Parkway was reopened after temporarily being closed due to the crash.

Police said the crash happened after 10 a.m.

According to investigators, Salatore Palermo, 72, of Indian Lane, SC was driving a 2018 Ford Cargo Van northbound on US 29. Police said Palermo crossed left of center and hit a 2016 Dodge Ram being driven by Cathy McRae of Port St. Lucie, FL.

Detectives said McRae was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries. Police said Palermo is facing charges for driving left of center and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle

Greensboro police asked drivers to avoid the area and take alternate routes following the crash.

Police said the crash involving multiple cars is under investigation.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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