Crash involving Kill Devil Hills police vehicle closes northbound U.S. 158

A crash involving a Kill Devil Hills police vehicle damaged the light pole at Fifth Street on Friday morning. [Photo by Caroline Walker]

A two-vehicle crash involving a Kill Devil Hills police officer on Friday morning closed the northbound lanes of U.S. 158 and damaged the traffic signals at Fifth Street.

The crash happened at 10:27 a.m. No serious injuries were initially reported.

The force of the collision with the traffic light support damaged the signals. [KDHPD photo]

Traffic was moving again along both sides of U.S. 158 as of 12:15 p.m. Kill Devil Hills police officers were stationed at the intersection to direct traffic until the N.C. Department of Transportation crews could repair the signal.

The N.C. Highway Patrol is handling investigation of the crash.

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