Driver who crashed into Apex homes faces more charges
Posted November 7, 2013
Apex, N.C. — Police on Thursday filed more charges against a man arrested Wednesday after his pickup hit two homes in the Dogwood Ridge neighborhood in Apex.
William Tyler Mayhew, 22, was initially charged with driving while impaired, hit-and-run, speeding and careless and reckless driving. On Thursday, he was charged with injury to real property and felony serious injury by vehicle. The latter charge stems from a head injury suffered by a passenger in the truck.
According to investigators, Mayhew lost control of his truck, struck a transformer, clipped one home and crashed through the living room and kitchen of a second home on Silky Dogwood Trail.
No one was hurt in either home.
The wreck knocked out power to several homes in the area, and authorities also had to fix a gas leak caused by the truck.
Police said Mayhew walked to his home on nearby Purple Glory Drive following the wreck.