By Submitted Story on August 1, 2022
On July 31, a vehicle collision on US 158 in Kill Devil Hills resulted in serious injuries and the closure of the highway for approximately 2 hours.
At approximately 8:48 a.m., a 2019 Nissan operated by a 72-year-old male from Gilbert, Arizona was turning left onto US 158 from Prospect Avenue at the traffic signal. A Dominion Power work truck (a 2020 Freightliner) travelling northbound and towing a trailer ran through the red light at the Prospect Avenue intersection, striking the Nissan. The driver of the Dominion Power truck was a 55-year-old male from Chesapeake, Virginia.
The driver of the Nissan was seriously injured and eventually flown to Norfolk Sentara by Dare Medflight. At the time of this release, we do not have an update on the status of the driver. Alcohol was not a factor for either driver. The Dominion Power truck was travelling at approximately the posted speed of 50 mph at the time of the collision. The driver of the truck was taken to Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation.
Elements of this collision remain under investigation and charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation.