Moped driver killed during late night crash

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wilmington police say a moped driver is dead after a crash on South Kerr Avenue last night.

A police spokeswoman says around 11:47 p.m., an officer on patrol spotting a scooter on the side of the road near a utility pole. It still had its blinker on.

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The officer went over and saw the moped driver in the bushes with severe injuries. The officer attempted life-saving measures and called EMS.

The spokeswoman said EMS also attempted to save the driver’s life but he died.

Police say it appears the man was driving on the sidewalk and hit a culvert, then hit the telephone pole and landed in the bushed. They do not believe speed or alcohol was a factor.

Police have not yet released the victim’s name.