Driver dies after flipping car into ditch
By WECT Staff | January 18, 2021 at 3:33 PM EST – Updated January 18 at 10:25 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A driver was killed after his car plunged off a Wilmington roadway and overturned down a steep embankment near the Isabel Holmes Bridge around 2:50 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Stephen Ray Sloan, the 34-year-old male victim, who is from Goldsboro, was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel.
WPD Traffic is investigating the cause of the single-vehicle crash and has notified the victim’s family.
Emergency crews responded to a wreck at the embankment between the end of N. Fourth Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway after the call came in about an overturned vehicle.
Witnesses told WECT that a vehicle went off the side of the road and flipped over before landing in a large ditch near the Isabel Holmes Bridge.
The on-ramp to the MLK Parkway from the bridge was closed to traffic for about two hours as crews worked to clear the scene.
TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨 Drivers traveling eastbound on the Isabel Holmes Bridge are advised to avoid the MLK Pkwy. on-ramp for next few hours. It’s closed due to a wreck. Exit the bridge via N. Third St.
— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) January 18, 2021
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