High Point man killed in crash; was driving minivan 101 mph, not wearing seat belt

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A driver traveling at a high rate of speed was killed in a crash on Tuesday morning, according to a High Point Police Department media release.

High Point police responded to the crash at 4:39 a.m. at the intersection of South University Parkway and East Kearns Avenue.

When officers arrived, it was immediately apparent that the driver of the Nissan Quest minivan died in the crash.

The driver, identified as 56-year-old Brian Keith Springs, of High Point, was driving his mother’s minivan southbound on South University Parkway when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the left side of the roadway, hit a steel guardrail and overturned.

Officers believe Springs was traveling at about 101 mph and hit the guardrail at 55 to 60 mph. Springs was not wearing a seat belt.

This was the seventh traffic fatality in High Point this year.

E Kearns Ave & South University Parkway, High Point, NC 27260