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Highway Patrol: Unidentified driver fled scene of deadly Wake County wreck

Posted December 1, 2016

One person died early Thursday morning in a car crash on Fayetteville Road near Ten Ten Road in Raleigh.

— Authorities said the driver of a vehicle that crashed early Thursday morning in Wake County, killing a female passenger, fled the scene after the wreck.

Officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said a white Nissan hatchback was traveling south on U.S. Highway 401 around 2 a.m. when the car hit the center median, overcorrected and traveled off the right side of the road. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest near Ten Ten Road.

The driver, who was not identified, fled the scene on foot. The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies from the Wake County Sheriff's Office were also on scene shortly after the wreck happened.

The identity of the woman was not released.


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  • Jacob Smith Dec 5, 2016
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    I would think that would take Murder off the table but there are tests to determine alcohol that detect much further back than blood or breath.

  • Steve Willyg Dec 1, 2016
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    I don't call that smart I call it heartless and criminal! Your sense of smart leaves a lot to be desired!

  • Matt Clinton Dec 1, 2016
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    If that is the case then we clearly need to make fleeing the scene a much more severe penalty.

  • Larry Price Dec 1, 2016
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    Seems like this scenario occurs every now and then. Let's assume the driver had been drinking; was he smart (from a legal point of view) to leave the scene of a crime and (assuming he does this) then turn himself in after the alcohol is out of his system?