Highway Patrol confirm one dead after accident on HWY 211

Crash holds up traffic on HWY 211 (Photo: Robert Hunter)

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — NC State Highway Patrol confirms that one person is dead after a fiery crash on Highway 211 in Bolivia.

It happened around 4:30 Friday afternoon near the Palmetto Creek subdivision.

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and NC State Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene along with Supply Volunteer Fire and Supply Fire Rescue.

Sgt. K.E. Herring with State Highway Patrol confirms that one person has died from the collision on scene. Herring says the car was traveling east bound on NC 211 when it ran off the right side of the road and hit a concrete utility pole.

Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Officials are directing traffic in the area.

A neighbor nearby tells WWAY’s Kylie Jones that the power is out in the Palmetto Creek neighborhood.

This is a developing story, we will have more details as they become available.