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56-year-old driver dies near Benson after crash into power pole

Posted September 4

A driver died late Sunday night after he crashed his car into a power pole near Benson, officials said.

— A driver died late Sunday night after he crashed his car into a power pole near Benson, officials said.

The man, Terry Ennis, 56, of Benson, lost control of his car on a curve in the 900 block of Morgan Road just east of the Johnston County town. He crashed into the power pole, snapping the pole and bending his Oldsmobile in half.

Power was briefly knocked out to about 200 homes, but it was restored a few hours later.

Ennis was initially pinned inside the vehicle, but he was extricated and died on the way to the hospital.

Troopers said speeding contributed to the crash, and Ennis wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Driver dies near Benson after crash into power pole

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