Driver killed in Lee County single-car crash on New Year's Day

LEE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A driver was killed in a single-car crash in Lee County on New Year's Day.

Around 8:30 Wednesday night, a driver was said to have run off the road and hit a utility pole, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. They were killed on impact along County Line Road.

No one else was in the car. Authorities say speed was likely a factor.

The driver's name was not released.
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