Man dies after wrecking into tree

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Jul. 21—HIGH POINT — A man died from injuries he received in a single-car crash downtown Thursday morning.

Antawon Ingram, 49, of High Point was driving a 2004 Honda CR-V south on Centennial Street shortly before 7:15 a.m. when he crossed into the opposite lane of the roadway as he went through the intersection with Russell Avenue, the High Point Police Department said. Ingram swerved to avoid oncoming traffic and lost control of the vehicle. The Honda went off the left side of the road and struck a tree on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Ingram died at a local hospital. He was the only person in the car.

Speed and failure to wear a seatbelt are contributing factors to the fatality, police said.

This was the third traffic fatality for the city of High Point in 2022. In each case the motorist who died wasn't wearing a seat belt.