NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Dekota Gardell Boney, of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a Monday morning single-vehicle crash in New Hanover County.

Boney, 33, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Wilmington early Monday morning.


According to reports, Boney was operating a vehicle on Piner Road near Myrtle Grove Road in Myrtle Grove, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 2:15 a.m. Monday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree and a dwelling.

Boney was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: New Hanover County is one of 100 counties located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 202,667. Though the second-smallest county in land area, it is one of the most populous, as its county seat, Wilmington, is one of the state’s largest cities – Wikipedia.

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