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Washington police find shot man in crashed car

Posted April 30, 2012

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— A Pitt County man died late Sunday after being shot and crashing into a power lines in the Beaufort County town of Washington, police said.

Washington residents reported hearing multiple gunshots in the 600 block of Wilson Street around 9:40 p.m., police said. Officers found George Calvin Harvey in a silver car that had struck guy wires connected to two utility poles.

Harvey, 40, of Grimesland, had been shot, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.


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  • WRALSUCKS Apr 30, 2012

    I suspect he didn't crash into power lines unless he was 50 feet in the air. Great reporting!

  • jimthorne73 Apr 30, 2012

    I assumed it was DC from the headline.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Apr 30, 2012

    We camp not far from there occasionally. Sad to hear about it in Washington, but I guess this kind of stuff is happening everywhere now...

  • emser09 Apr 30, 2012

    Guy wires are the wires or cables that come off a pole to the ground to add stability to the pole.

  • ncmedic201 Apr 30, 2012

    Guy wires are the tension wires that help support the poles

  • not my real name Apr 30, 2012

    What are GUY wires?