Statesville, North Carolina
July 09, 2020
Cause of death: Vehicular
Last updated: over 3 years ago
30-year-old Justin Wilson was killed in a crash after reportedly fleeing from Statesville police at a high rate of speed Thursday.
The incident happened around 1:36 p.m. when an officer on Brevard Street saw Wilson, passing him at high speeds in the opposite direction.
The officer turned his vehicle around in an attempt to stop the Nissan Altima, but the vehicle accelerated and the officer lost sight of it in a curve on Brevard St.
Once the officer approached the curve, he saw the vehicle in the wood line. Officials say Wilson struck a utility pole before going into the woodline. The officer tried to reach Wilson to help him, the report states, but was unable due to downed power lines.