A man killed in a Thursday night wreck has not been identified.
A 2007 Dodge Intrepid driven by an unrestrained driver without any other passengers drove off the right-side of the roadway into a culvert where it struck a tree near the intersection of Bannerman’s Mill and Fowler Manning Road around 8:14 p.m. Thursday in Richlands, according to N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper C. Matos.
The driver has not been identified by law enforcement officials pending next of kin notification.
Alcohol and speed were factors in the wreck, which is under investigation, according to information from the highway patrol.
The Daily News was at the scene Friday morning where shards of broken plastic automobile parts littered the point where the car came to rest. Orange spray paint indicating points along the Intrepid’s fatal path were visible as well as tire tracks marked in the grass show the direction of the vehicle. From these indicators, the Intrepid was traveling east on Fowler Manning Road when the driver failed to negotiate a soft left-hand turn in the roadway at the intersection of Bannerman’s Mill Road. The vehicle then drifted onto the right hand, sloping shoulder where it traveled approximately 100 feet before it grazed the trunk of a pine tree then continued another 150 feet striking a residential driveway before coming to rest in front of two homes in the 300 block of Fowler Manning Road.
Driver unidentified in fatal Richlands area wreck