A North Carolina police officer died in a single-car crash Saturday night, officials said.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the Newton Grove officer who died was Brent Nelson Hall, 26, of Clinton.
The wreck happened just before 6:40 p.m. as Hall was heading north through Clinton to begin his shift working for Newton Grove police, CBS17 reports.
Hall was traveling in a department 2018 Dodge Charger at a “high rate of speed” on U.S. 701 Business/Northeast Boulevard when the wreck happened, according to the highway patrol.
While on the four-lane road, the cruiser went off the road to the left, hit a curb, went airborne, hit two light posts and the car came to rest on all four wheels, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Hall died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, troopers said.