One dead after early morning crash in Wilmington

Crash (Photo: MGN)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A man died after a single-vehicle car crash in Wilmington Saturday morning.

Timothy Tyler Thompson, 40, was killed when his car collided with a tree around 8:50 a.m. at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Larchmont Drive.

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According to the Wilmington Police Department (WPD), Thompson was traveling an estimated 70 miles per hour. The posted speed limit for Larchmont Drive is 25 miles per hour.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor, a WPD spokeswoman said.

This is the first motor vehicle fatality of 2020 in Wilmington.