Driver killed when truck crashes into tree in Zebulon

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A driver was injured when he lost control and his pickup slammed into a tree.

The Zebulon Police Department says a man died when his pickup slammed into a tree Tuesday.

It happened just after 5:30 p.m. at the 64 west exit to N. Arendell (NC 96).

Investigators said 50-year-old Melvin Richardson of Wendell tried to take the exit at high speed and lost control. They said alcohol is suspected in the crash.

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Richardson was rushed to WakeMed where he died Tuesday evening.

There were no passengers in the truck and no other vehicles were involved.

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