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Fuquay-Varina man killed in DWI wreck

Posted January 3, 2013

— A 24-year-old man was killed Thursday in an early-morning DWI wreck in Fuquay-Varina, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

Aaron Craig Allgood, of Fuquay-Varina, was driving eastbound on Hilltop Needmore Road around 12:10 a.m. when his Mazda was struck by a Saturn at Lake Wheeler Road, investigators said.

The Saturn's driver, Ross Franklin Mayfield, 22, of 1914 Sterling Hill Drive, Fuquay-Varina, ran a red light before hitting Allgood's car, troopers said.

Mayfield is charged with driving while impaired, and other charges are pending, authorities said. According to a citation, Mayfield had "glassy bloodshot eyes" and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Neither he nor his passenger was seriously hurt.

According to his father, Allgood, a graduate of Wake Christian Academy in Raleigh, was enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and was working as a dispatcher for a local courier company.

He was on his way home early Thursday after dropping off his brother at his home, his father said.

"He was full of life and full of energy," David Allgood said of his son. "He loved people. He loved his family. He loved his friends. We'll miss him a lot."


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  • jjsmith1973 Jan 4, 2013

    @kermit60 b/c there isn't all these people geting killed every day by drunk drivers. That is what you think and people think but numbers and truths is that it doesn't happen.

  • kermit60 Jan 4, 2013

    With all the people being killed every day by drunk drivers maybe Obama should push for an alcohol ban or car ban. And remember every stolen car was once owned by a legal owner.

  • bubbba Jan 4, 2013

    Idaho Republican Sen. Michael Crepo pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor first-offense drunken driving charge in a Virginia court. - Guess he should be on a chain-gang too?

  • johnny2times Jan 3, 2013

    your all a bunch of complainers on here...A man lost his LIFE to a drunk driver and that driver needs to be punished.

  • ambenedict Jan 3, 2013

    I knew Aaron personally, he was my neighbor. We all know each other here and get together regularly. He was an upbeat, positive kid and a joy to be around. We will all miss him and miss seeing/ hearing (he liked his music loud) his car come down the road. I'm praying for peace and comfort for his family.

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 3, 2013

    Ok, I'm done arguing. Here is the case. We don't know the mans BAC level, since he was unharmed in the crash they usually will report the reading in the news. Second DWI laws are strict enough Third) most of you are arguing the wrong thing they need to list DWI as a higher activated factor in death by motor vehicle charge so he can receive more jail time if guilty. No one should drink and drive but as long as there are bars, a drug the impairs judgment there are going to be cases like this. Although, a system that requires you to biologically guess if your over a number to determine weather you are legal are not legal to do something with a substance that has increase tolerance levels isn't away to make an effective law. It can be made better and improved but people have to let go of the emotional law making

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 3, 2013

    @Nancy judge Ruth signed the documents that every Judge does in an over taxed court system because of DWI laws that don't work. Also not one was a repeat offender if they had been it would have been all over the news. Yet you try to make the point that almost all would be in previous statements which are wrong and even further prove that

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 3, 2013

    @ Nancy you do know how they compile and create the number for alcohol related crashes right or do you think that is an actual true representation of actual accidents? There are plenty of papers that cover how the statistics is created. It uses estimates of population growth, historical projection, a multiplier for amount they think weren't properly reported, and include any accident that alcohol was involved even if under the limit. Also if let say you are driving a friend that has drank home get in an accident. That is a reported alcohol related accident reported that would be used for those statistics.

  • whyalltheproblems Jan 3, 2013

    my heart goes out to his family. so so sad.

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 3, 2013

    @Nancy you gave the same info before.. your gun vs. DWI argument is done. I can't argue with misinformed people