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Man killed, two women injured in U.S. 401 wreck

Posted October 17, 2010

— A Wake County man was killed and two women were hospitalized after their car crashed into a pole supporting a road sign along U.S. Highway 401 in north Raleigh late Saturday.

Police said that a car was traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 401 North, near Interstate 540, around 10:30 p.m. The car crossed into southbound lanes and crashed into a pole supporting road signs for the highways.

The driver, 22-year-old Louis Canino, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Two 20-year-old female passengers were transported to WakeMed. Police said Sunday that Corine Silverberg was in critical condition, and Ashley Waltman was in serious condition. 

Both sides of U.S. 401 were closed while crews responded to the wreck.

Investigators worked to reconstruct the wreck Sunday morning to try to determine its cause.


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  • Chole Oct 18, 2010

    Please keep the families in your prayers! God is a healer he can see them through.

  • abrookallen Oct 18, 2010

    I send my love and prayers to the family of this young man. Also send my heart to the family of the two girls fighting through this! I live in the neighborhood near the crash and was on the scene very shortly after. Its was heartbreaking to see how bad things really were. SO to the lady that commented before me, i have not read anywhere that this young man was texting, you say u see all these teenagers texting while driving, best thing for that is to get a tag number and call the police, but not to jump to the conclusion as soon as a young person loses there life is to say they were texting, you have no idea what happened in that car! So i am sure the young man was not trying to endanger his or the two young girls life as well. Accidents happen whether cautious or not, and that is the chance you taking driving down the road everyday. So until you know what happened you shouldnt use this young mans death as a way to express your feelings of teenage drivers! Again, praying for the CANINO

  • marciamal1 Oct 18, 2010

    It's a shame that these young drivers believe that they have to have so much power behind the wheel and so many senseless accidents happen as a result. When are these teens/young drivers going to learn that "respect the road" counts when driving behind the wheel. I see so many people texting and on the cell phone when driving and they don't realize that they can endanger someone else's life - this young man behind the wheel could have killed another driver. Please hang up the cell phone and drive and go the speed limit - the road is not a speedway. I work for an insurance company and you would not believe the claims that I've heard of with people making mistakes like this - My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that are left wondering "why" and there is no answer provided. My daughter is a teen now, and won't start driving behind the wheel until she is 17 - these teens now adays are too immature to handle the wheel. I hope and pray the two that are in serious condition f