FIRST ON 3: One man dead after car hits pole
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A car accident Tuesday night in the Bayshore Estates Neighborhood off Market Street in Wilmington left one person dead.

According to Highway Patrol, the driver of a pickup truck was speeding around a curve in the 400 block of Biscayne Drive around 10:00 pm. They say the 48-year-old man was going well over the 45 mile per hour speed limit when he drove through a telephone pole into a tree.

Highway Patrol says the man died on impact, he was not wearing a seatbelt.

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You guys can't even get the speed limit right... Step it up WWAY. I heard the crash and thought it was thunder... So sorry for the family of this guy.

Is the cause known?

It's 35 mph on that road...

There's signs on both sides of that curve that the speed limit is 15 mph.

Google maps on one side of the curve:
http://tinyurl.com/9eh45pf

Google maps on the other side of the curve:
http://tinyurl.com/c4srzdj