Arizona man seriously injured after vehicle struck by utility truck in Kill Devil Hills

Published 1:53 pm Monday, August 1, 2022

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The Kill Devil Hills Police Department has reported a collision that occurred Sunday, July 31, 2022 on US 158 that resulted in serious injuries. Additionally, KDHPD stated the highway was closed for around two 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,” stated the KDHPD press release. “The driver of the Nissan was seriously injured and eventually flown to Norfolk Sentara by Dare Medflight.”

As of Monday afternoon, an update on the status of the injured driver was not available.

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Alcohol was not a factor for either driver and the Dominion Power truck was traveling at approximately the posted speed of 50 mph at the time of the collision, according to KDHPD. The driver of the truck was taken to The Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation.

“Elements of this collision remain under investigation and charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation,” stated the release.