WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Investigators have identified a man who died after falling from the Dan Cameron Bridge Wednesday night.
According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, 57-year-old Joseph Mullins either fell or jumped off the bridge after wrecking his car. Mullins was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear if the fall was accidental or intentional.
Brewer said numerous 911 callers reported Mullins driving erratically on I-140 prior to the crash. Mullins’ vehicle also reportedly hit a tractor trailer on the bridge before getting out of his vehicle.
An autopsy is expected to be conducted immediately, according to Brewer.
N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. NHCSO is investigating the death.
Lanes for northbound traffic on U.S. 421 heading toward Pender County were closed due to the accident. Traffic on the bridge was being turned around, but the bridge has reopened.