Sleeping driver crashes, Wilkinson Blvd closed near Remount all morning

- A sleeping driver hit a utility pole closing Wilkinson Blvd Wednesday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told FOX 46 Charlotte that a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a power pole causing the car to flip over. This happened around 2:19 a.m. on Wilkinson Boulevard at Remount Road.


All outbound lanes were closed and one inbound lane was open. Police hoped to have the outbound lanes opened by 8:30 a.m. The entire road, both inbound and outbound may need to be closed temporarily while crews repair the power lines.


The driver of the car was transported as a precaution.

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