Man faces multiple charges after 1 killed in wrong-way crash on I-440 in Raleigh
Posted October 23, 2016
Updated October 24, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — One man died and another man faces multiple charges following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 440 in Raleigh Sunday night.
Authorities said the multi-vehicle crash happened on I-440 at exit 10 near Wake Forest Road at about 9:20 p.m.
59-year-old Pareshkumar Shah was traveling west in the westbound lanes of I-440 when he was struck head on by 40-year-old Carlos Martinez Gonzalez, of Raleigh, who was traveling eastbound.
Both drivers were transported to WakeMed following the crash. Shah died there as a result of his injuries.
Officials said Gonzalez recovered from non-life-threatening injuries overnight before he was transferred to jail Monday morning.
Gonzalez faces multiple charges, including felony death by vehicle, drunk driving and driving without a license. He is being held on a $200,000 bond.
Authorities were diverting all traffic to Capital Boulevard after the crash, but the lanes reopened in time for Monday's commute.
An investigation is underway.