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1 killed in single-vehicle wreck on I-495 near Knightdale

Posted October 5
Updated October 10

One person died early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 in Wake County, officials said.
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— One person died early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 near Knightdale, officials said.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. when Jose Maravill, 25, of Salemburg, fell asleep while driving a 2004 Ford van. Maravill ran off the road to the left, over corrected and ran off the road to the right.

Troopers said the van overturned on the Hodge Road ramp, killing Edwin Luis Ponce, 27, of Clayton. Ponce was not restrained at the time of the crash.

Maravill and two other passengers were taken to WakeMed to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Maravill was charged with driving while license revoked and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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  • Linda Tally Oct 5, 11:35 p.m.
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    Another driving while license revoked... Hope he's charged with at least manslaughter.