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Driver killed in single-vehicle wreck

Posted June 11, 2009

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— One person was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Thursday evening on Riley Hill Road near Broughton Road, the state Highway Patrol said.

Authorities said the vehicle was traveling at a high speed when it ran off of the left side of the road, overturned and hit a tree around 8:20 p.m.

The driver, whose name has not been released, died on impact.

Authorities said there was no evidence alcohol was involved.

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  • lorryguy Jun 12, 2009

    while the assumption that the rate of speed was a controlled decision by the driver is probably a realistic one, i can recall many cases that that assumption turned out to be an inaccurate assumption. Seizures would top the list of unexpected causes for the high speed. As for speeding on country roads because of a lack of speed limit enforcement...I wish the speed limit enforcement on 540 was half the enforcement this stretch of road gets. Many more speeders on the highways with a significantly higher speed limit to speed ratio.

  • Rockermom Jun 12, 2009

    Mrs Fabulous 1, they are not glad that they died, but simply stating that the individual makes choices and the consequences of those actions fall on the shoulders of those making the choices. Simply stated, people think nothing will happen and tragedies occur because of something they did.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 12, 2009

    The driver crashed on the LEFT side of the road?! So, he crossed the center line...YIKES!

    I think people who speed in neighborhoods & country roads, are MUCH more dangerous than speeders on long, flat, straight highways.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 12, 2009

    well if they did have a sick child at home and went the speed limit they would have still made it home, or if they had to get to the hospital you are more likely to get hurt speeding to get somewhere important, the reason they were speeding is irrelevant had they not it may be more likely they would hve made it where they needed to go.

  • Mrs Fabulous 1 Jun 12, 2009

    Oh my goodness! You people are and cruel and all get out!!! geez. Who knows why this person was speeding? They have had a sick child at home or something. They may have been on their way to the hospital. Who knows. Everyone errors. Some of us do not make wise decisions in emotional situations, but I am never glad that someone has died and left their family behind. No matter if they do have a problem speeding. It was a life lost and the family left behind will deal with this unexpected death by force. They have no choice. Praying for the family and I hope this person's life was in Christ. I pray for the people on WRAL who rejoice when people who have errored (whether deliberatly or not) and have died. I pray that your heart is changed and your mind is renewed.

  • LocalYokel Jun 12, 2009

    bad drivers tend to eliminate themselves but the world keeps making more.

  • darlenerivera2000 Jun 12, 2009

    Crash628 i agree with you...thats what i tell one of my sisters that works in Raleigh..please don't speed before you hurt your self or someone else.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 12, 2009

    Can't ever feel bad for someone that excessively speeds and then kills themselves. Thank God they didn't kill someone else along the way. I know major highways and roads get police patrolled, but the people that just speed on country roads because of a lack of speed limit enforcement plain deserve what they get when they kill themselves. I feel MORE sorry for the family that lost someone because they were selfish and didn't think about others when they were speeding.