STATESVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — An elderly man has died after striking a tree while in his truck, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Around 1:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, troopers responded to a collision on Tabor Road near Speaks Road in Iredell County.

Highway Patrol said a 1994 Ford Ranger traveling north on Tabor Road drove off the right side of the road and hit a tree. The driver, Jimmy Lee Dalton, 78, of Hamptonville, was not wearing a seatbelt and died of his injuries at the scene.

Highway Patrol said speed and alcohol are not factors in the deadly crash.

Tabor Road was partially closed for about two hours during the on-scene investigation.