Monday, October 2, 2023

Man passes away after being struck by 18-wheeler

WILMINGTON — According to the Wilmington Police Department, a man passed away at the scene of a vehicular accident early Thursday morning.

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Carolina Beach Road around 7:18 a.m. An initial investigation revealed a “male was lying in a blanket in the public vehicular area when he was struck” by an 18-wheeler.

The male, 36 years old, perished at the scene.

WPD continue to investigate the incident and are withholding the victim’s name until his family is notified.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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