Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — 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."