Man dies in fatal car crash in Carolina Beach

SOURCE: Michael Gunter
SOURCE: Michael Gunter

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - A fatal car crash occurred Saturday afternoon around 3:40 p.m., according to authorities in New Hanover County.

Interim Carolina Beach Police Chief Kurt Bartley said the crash killed 56-year-old Ewan McVean of Wilmington.

According to officials with the Carolina Beach Fire Department, McVeanwas going the speed limit in his four-door pickup truck while exiting Dow Road, when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle, striking a large wooden pole and causing the truck to flip multiple times.

McVean was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

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