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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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2015 years 9 months ago

It’s 35 mph on that road…

2015 years 9 months ago

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

Google maps on one side of the curve:

Google maps on the other side of the curve:

2015 years 9 months ago

Is the cause known?

2015 years 9 months ago

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.


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