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High-speed crash sends driver to hospital with life-threatening injuries

A high-speed crash sent a driver to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Source: Raycom) A high-speed crash sent a driver to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Source: Raycom)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday morning after a car barreled into a tree near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, the car was traveling at a high speed when it swerved off the road and hit the tree around 2 a.m.

The driver and one passenger were taken to the hospital. According to police, the driver has life-threatening injuries and the passenger's injuries are not life-threatening.

Linda Thompson, a spokesperson with WPD, said three people were in the car at the time of the crash. Everyone was pinned inside the car until crews arrived on scene.

Thompson said she is waiting to hear back from investigators to see if alcohol is being considered a factor in the crash and if charges are pending.

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