WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — One person passed away in a fatal crash in Winston-Salem on Saturday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.

At 3:02 a.m. on Saturday, officers came to the 3700 block of Thomasville Road after getting a report of a single-vehicle collision.

Investigators say that Eric Williams, 34, of Winston-Salem, was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus when he drove off of the roadway and crashed into a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Forsyth County EMS.

The WSPD’s Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to the scene and has assumed responsibility of the investigation which is active and ongoing.

The 3700 block of Thomasville Road between Baden Road and Nathan Drive was closed completely while repairs were made to the utility pole that was struck. The road reopened as of 11:48 p.m.

Police say this is the 16th motor vehicle fatality of the year in Winston-Salem.

No further information on the fatal crash is available at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800, or En Espanol (336) 728-3904. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook. A Crime Stoppers Tip Form can also be located online at https://www.cityofws.org/FormCenter/Police-Department-19/Crimestoppers-Tip-Form-100. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be provided anonymously.

The Text-A-Tip Program can be reached at (336) 276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that such text tips may not be made anonymously.