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Man, 19, facing charges in fatal Spring Lake wreck

Posted May 14, 2010

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— Charges were pending against a 19-year-old driver who crossed the center line on Overhills Road and crashed into an SUV around 10 p.m. Thursday, killing the SUV’s driver and injuring its passenger, according to troopers.

Alcohol was a factor in the crash, troopers said.

Anthony Gonzales, of Spring Lake, was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer when he drove left of center and hit a 1996 Ford Explorer carrying two people. Gonzales survived the crash and was listed in fair condition at UNC Hospital.

The driver of the 1996 Explorer died. Troopers identified him as Robert Boyle Eason, 38, of Spring Lake. His passenger, whose name was not released, was in stable condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

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  • ecuchica03 May 14, 2010

    kimly-was he drunk or not? If so, what else is there to tell?? He should not have been driving!! That moment of stupidity has taken the life of an innocent person.

  • harnettcomomof2 May 14, 2010

    This was a horrific accident and sad for all parties involved.

  • kimly00766 May 14, 2010

    What is sad is the fact that you would question why a person doesn't get hurt or die. One thing that you are forgetting is that the media doesn't always report all of the facts. This holds true in this case!!!! May the Lord bless you with never having to deal with a situation such as this!!!

  • Glass Half Full May 14, 2010

    cth1 - I've seen a deceased drunk at a wreck scene once and was glad it wasn't the opposing father and 2 kids he had hit.

  • cth1 May 14, 2010

    Does the drunk person ever get hurt or die?? It seems it's always the innocent victim that dies!! Ugh!
    So sad!!