Suspect flees single-vehicle accident

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 26, 2015

By Megan Braun
Salisbury Post intern

A male suspect fled from a single-vehicle accident that occurred just before 9:20 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Polo Drive and Old Mocksville Road.

A witness said the African-American man who ran from the accident, involving a hunter green sport utility vehicle, was wearing a red shirt.

The accident resulted in power outages over a several-mile radius of Polo Drive.

“They hit a primary line, so there are many people without power,” Ellis Fire Department Assistant Chief Chuck Wetmore said.

“From the looks of it, the driver ran off the road and lost control,” a Salisbury Police officer said. The scene was considered an active investigation.

Ellis Fire Department, Salisbury Police Department, and the N.C. Highway Patrol responded.