Calabash man dies after single-vehicle crash

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By Sam Hickman

 A Calabash man died after a single-vehicle crash Friday night, May 23.

Hugo Kosmel, 75, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet SUV at 8:02 p.m. when he ran off the right side of Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores and struck a tree, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.K. Parks said.

Kosmel, who had no passengers, was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he was pronounced dead.

“Speed was a contributing factor” in the crash, Parks said.

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