Man killed after crashing into telephone pole in Kannapolis

The Kannapolis Police Department said one man was killed after his vehicle struck a telephone police Tuesday afternoon. 

The single-car crash happened on Lane St. between Evelyn and Laura Avenue. 

According to police, the vehicle was was headed west when it left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. The driver, a 43-year-old man, died at the scene.

Police will release the identity of the driver, pending notification of family. 

Kannapolis officers remain on scene Tuesday reconstructing the crash to determine the cause. 

Lane St. between Bostian Ave. and Laura Ave. will be closed for approximately two to three hours. Detour signs are up.