make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Crash into pole kills one, knocks out power overnight


CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) -- An overnight crash in Castle Hayne Wednesday left one person dead and residents out of power.

New Hanover County dispatch says the accident happened just before midnight near the intersection of Castle Hayne and Oakley Roads.

According to the report, the driver hit a pole, knocking down power lines and power services for some people in that area.

Highway Patrol, New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies, firefighters, and EMS crews responded to the scene.

Progress Energy crews also responded to the accident, closing Oakley Road around 2 am to fix the damaged pole and restore power. The road is now open.

Dispatch says no outages have been reported at this time. By 7 am, the Progress Energy website does not show any outages in the area.

The driver's identity has not been released. Stay with WWAY for updates as the story develops.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.