A 75-year-old man died Friday night after being in a car accident on Persimmon road, near Carolina Shores in Brunswick County.
According to Sgt. C.K. Parks, Hugo Kosmel ran off the right hand side of the road around 8 a.m. and hit a tree.
Kosmel was taken to the hospital in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he appeared to have died from injuries either en route or at the hospital.
According to the NC Department of Public Safety, troopers investigated 16 fatal collisions over the holiday weekend, which officially began at 6 p.m. Friday, May 23, and ended at midnight on Monday, May 26.
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