Official: Rainy weather causes car to run off road

RIVER BEND CRAVEN COUNTY - Monday morning's rainy weather caused a driver to run off a Craven County road and crash into a sign, investigators said.

A woman was driving her Ford Mustang on Highway 17, about a quarter mile south of Old Pollocksville Road near the Jones County line, when her vehicle hydroplaned, investigators told NewsChannel 12.  The car then hit a road sign and crashed into a ditch, cracking the windshield.

The unidentified driver was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. Investigators said they will talk to the driver first before filing charges.

No one else was in the Mustang, investigators said. No other vehicles were involved.

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