Case of beer found at Knightdale Bypass crash site
Posted April 22, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Investigators found a case of beer – some cans empty and some full – at the scene of a single-car crash that killed a man March 23 on the Knightdale Bypass.
According to search warrants released Monday, Raleigh police are looking at the cellphone records and vehicle data of Silvestre Marban Betancourt, 31.
Betancourt was westbound on the Knightdale Bypass (U.S. Highway 64) headed toward Interstate 440 when he overcompensated coming around a bend in the road.
According to the wreck report, Betancourt's Chevrolet Suburban flipped and skidded on its roof for more than 150 feet, and he was crushed inside. He died at the scene.
Given the presence of the beer cans, police suspect that Betancourt was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.