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One dead after car hits utility pole in Randolph County

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said one person is dead after a car struck a utility pole in Randolph County Friday night.

The accident happened around 6:45 p.m. on Spero Road near Tory Lane in Randolph County when the vehicle struck a utility pole killing one person, according to N.C. Highway Patrol. The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Joseph Shelton Cagle.

Two other people were also injured but are expected to recover. One was airlifted to a trauma center, the other was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, authorities said.

The initial investigation indicated excessive speed contributed to the accident, which remains under investigation.


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