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A Roanoke Rapids man died in a single vehicle crash on Highway 48 Wednesday night.

Sergeant A.S. Genao of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said a preliminary report by Trooper Z. Perry shows the crash occurred shortly after 8:15 p.m. about 50 feet from State Road 1725 outside Roanoke Rapids.


Contributed photo shows vehicle on a rollback.

Alvin Pierce, 55, was traveling south on Highway 48 when he went left of the centerline and overcorrected.

He then ran off the road to the right and collided with a ditch. The vehicle overturned and collided with a utility pole.

Genao said Perry’s report lists careless and reckless driving and traveling left of the centerline as contributing factors. Alcohol use is unknown and the highway patrol is waiting on a toxicology report.