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Man charged in fatal Raleigh crash

Posted February 4, 2015

— A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with a vehicle wreck that killed a 32-year-old woman.

Belsazar Toledo-Garcia was driving a 2001 Ford truck northbound on Rock Quarry Road when his vehicle collided with a 2013 Suzuki motorcycle driven by Pamela Melody Butler that was traveling southbound on Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh police said. The vehicles hit each other as Toledo-Garcia turned into a flea market at 1436 Rock Quarry Road.

Butler was pronounced dead at the scene. Toledo-Garcia, who is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving without a license and unsafe movement, was not injured. He was taken to the Wake County jail, where his bond information was not immediately available.


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  • Nan Toppin Feb 5, 2015
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    I am not one to think lawsuits are the answer the majority of the time but if this person is an illegal alien (I realize we don't know that YET), I wonder if the family of the victim could sue the State of NC for failing to enforce immigration laws resulting in this person having the opportunity to commit the crime. If this person is an illegal alien, it seems the State of NC has some culpability here.

  • Sharon Davis Feb 5, 2015
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    why is he smiling though?

  • xylem01 Feb 5, 2015

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    You don't need a license to drive. It's just another one of those silly laws that "says" you must have a license to drive. Plenty of people are capable of driving without that flimsy license.

  • Obamacare rides again Feb 5, 2015

    More blatant disregard for our laws from this group. How many more Americans have to die before we start mass deportations?

  • PJM Feb 5, 2015

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    don't think it is being racist asking a simple question. The point is maybe if he had not been here ....maybe this accident would not have happened.

  • Steve Allen Feb 5, 2015
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    Amen just the facts mam!!!!!

  • LocalYokel Feb 5, 2015

    Misdemeanor for being directly responsible for the death of another person? Let the charge fit the crime. Murder and felony fit.

    NC justice is a bad joke that nobody laughs at and everyone knows is wrong.

  • Sharon Davis Feb 5, 2015
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    he looks Swedish. All Swedes should just return to Stockholm.

  • Sean Creasy Feb 5, 2015
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    His charges should be upgraded to felony manslaughter due to him not having a drivers license. That shows that he doesn't care what the law says and he needs to be punished for his arrogant disregard...

  • mcraineycrazies Feb 5, 2015

    Lol now now people asking about him if he's here legal is making us racist. Cannot point at others or will get yelled at.