Local Mint Hill resident Wil Loesel left his home this morning with the intention of picking his 7-year-old child up from school, which is 11 miles from their home.
Several hours later – he still hadn’t arrived.
The reason for the delay was the opening of the new roundabout at the intersection of NC 51 and Idlewild Rd., which had opened earlier that morning. Loesel was trying to make a right turn.
No word on if the child was ever picked up, or if he remained at the school overnight.