Carolina Beach Rd. re-opens after fatal accident

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A fatal accident shut down traffic on parts of Carolina Beach Road Thursday afternoon.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, 45-year-old Norman Richardson was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus when he veered off the road, hit a utility pole, and overturned his vehicle.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  No one else was involved in the accident.

The Wilmington Police Department shut down Carolina Beach Road from Shipyard Road to Burnett Blvd for hours while crews worked to repair the downed utility pole.

Carolina Beach Road reopened Thursday evening around 5:30.

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