On the night of November 14, a 24-year-old man died of the personal injuries he suffered in Brunswick County when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a tree, according to officials.
According to Trooper John M. King of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle crash took place shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Swain Road, about 6.8 miles north of Bolivia.
At the time of the crash, 24-year-old Bolivia resident William J. Crisco was westbound in a Ford passenger car by himself when he ran off the road to the right, overcorrected, crossed the center line, and ran off the road to the left, according to King.
King said Crisco’s vehicle struck a culvert next to a driveway beside the road, causing the car to become airborne and collide with a tree. Crisco was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash and was believed to have died upon impact.
King said Crisco was traveling at an estimated speed of 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, though the cause of the crash had not been determined.