Raleigh man dies in single-car crash after hitting bridge rail, crashing into woods

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Friday, December 18, 2020
Driver killed from downtown Raleigh crash
Police said the driver had a medical condition that caused the accident. The driver was the only person inside the vehicle.

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A Raleigh man was killed in a single-car crash on S. Wilmington Street overnight.

The driver slammed into a bridge rail, got back onto the road and went off the road a second time, going into the woods and crashing into several trees. The wreck happened around 10:30 p.m., according to police.

The driver, Williford Cox, was the only person inside the vehicle. Police believe he was unconscious before crashing the car downtown near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and City Farm Drive.