State Troopers respond to fatal accident at intersection of Piner Road and Myrtle Grove Road WECT
By WECT Staff | July 27, 2020 at 8:56 AM EDT – Updated July 27 at 11:21 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A single-vehicle collision on Piner Road resulted in the death of one man early Monday morning.
“On July 27, 2020 at 2:18 a.m. Trooper C.M. Lee responded to a single vehicle collision on Piner Rd 2.6 miles south of Wilmington. An investigation determined a Chevrolet passenger car was traveling east on Piner Rd. The vehicle ran off the roadway to the right. The vehicle came back onto the roadway and failed to stop at the stop sign at Myrtle Grove Rd. Then the vehicle continued across the intersection and traveled through a private yard colliding with a tree. After colliding with the tree, the vehicle collided with a house. There were no injuries to the occupants of the residence,” According to State Highway Patrol (SHP).
Speed and failure to stop at a stop sign are thought to be factors in the collision, any impairment of the driver is unknown at this time.
“The driver of [the] vehicle was identified as Dekota Gardell Boney, (33 years of age) of Wilmington NC. Mr. Boney was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. Mr. Boney was wearing his seat belt and was the sole occupant of the vehicle,” according to SHP.
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