GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) – One person has died after a two-car collision in Garner sent a car into a tree, police said.
The collision happened at Benson Road and Kentucky Drive around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to police, a 2014 Volkswagen Passat driven by Larry Smith Jr., 21, of Garner, was speeding when he attempted to pass a 2013 Mercedes Benz C250 in a no-passing zone.
The Mercedes Benz was making a left turn onto Kentucky Drive when the vehicle driven by Smith collided with the Mercedes Benz, ran off the road and struck a tree, police said.
Police said Smith was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected.
Smith was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The collision remains under investigation.