Wilmington man dies after car rolls on him

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Submitted: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 3:38am
Updated: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 2:59pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Scott Noell, 30, of Wilmington died Wednesday afternoon when a car he was working on pinned him.

Police say the accident happened at 114 North 7th Street. Witnesses told Wilmington Police, Noell was working on the car in the street when it rolled onto him just before one.

Police are calling the incident death by motor vehicle.


  • jason says:

    My condolences go out to Mr. Noell and his family. But the last line on this story says and I quote “Police are calling the incident death by motor vehicle.” Appears to me this was an “accidental” death. What are they going to do, charge the car with “misd. death by vehicle”. Makes me wonder who investigated this and would classify this case as being “Death by motor vehicle”. It should have been classified as a “Sudden Death”. I hope the Officers Supervisor changes this, unless someone was in the driver’s seat and backed over him, then it would be “Death by Motor Vehicle”. Apparently either the report is factually wrong or it was reported by then media without all the facts.

  • Guest2020 says:

    There are two different things that are looked at when someone dies–manner of death and cause of death. In this case the manner of death is considered accidental. The cause of death is death by motor vehicle. The police officers stating that are not wrong in how they said it.

  • Michael Whitley says:

    What a sad day in Wilmington. He was loved by so many. Always a smile on his face & joy in his heart. We love you Scottie “Mayor Of Downtown” Noell. My heart goes out to your son who celebrated his 5th birthday today, and the rest of your family. My heart is broken.

  • John says:

    RIP Scott..you were a GREAT MAN. One of the best friends anyome could ever have. You are loved and missed by so many in this city.

  • Guest213987323287 says:

    Scottie will be sorely missed. Anyone who has been going downtown in the past ten years couldn’t help but know his constantly smiling face and outgoing personality. So tragic, I wish his family the best.

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