GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A busy Greensboro intersection was shut down Wednesday morning after a crash that killed a 25-year-old woman and injured another person.
Both directions of West Gate City Boulevard from Merritt Drive to Romaine Street were closed after a crash early Wednesday.
Police responded to the crash just after 4 a.m. On the scene, a dark-colored sedan showed heavy damage after apparently crashing into a power pole and a telephone line.
Investigators say that Breanna Johnson, 25, of Greensboro, was one of the two people traveling in a 2008 Lexus GS350 at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway to the right, crashed into a pair of utility poles and overturned.
Johnson and the other occupant were ejected from the Lexus, according to investigators. Johnson died at the scene due to her injuries. The other occupant’s injuries are described as serious.
Police say that it is not clear who was driving the Lexus at the time of the crash. The GPD’s Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and the investigation is active.
In October of 2021, there was a deadly crash at this same intersection when police say a driver was speeding and ran off the road, hitting two poles.
The road reopened just before 1 p.m.