Crash in Garner kills BMW driver in area known for wrecks

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) – Troopers with the Highway Patrol are investigating a single vehicle accident that left a man dead.

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Troopers said a BMW was traveling west around 2 a.m. on Pearce Road near Nicklaus Drive and traveled off the left side of the roadway striking a driveway culvert.

The vehicle became airborne and struck at tree, a brick retaining wall, and over turned landing on its top, Troopers said. The driver was partly ejected from the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was killed as a result of the collision.

Neighbors say they weren’t surprised and that this stretch of road has been a problem.

“It’s the second or third time this has happened in this area since I’ve been living here. It’s been a quite a challenge. You know you have to watch when you come out your driveway. I always try to be careful when I come out,” said Harold Sanders, who lives along the road.

Neighbors say they have put up speed limit signs recently … But it hasn’t made much of a difference.

The identification of the driver has not been released due to next of kin notification.

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