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Moore County man killed in wreck on US 1 in Cary

Posted November 27, 2013
Updated November 28, 2013

One person was killed early Wednesday in a wreck on U.S. Highway 1 North near Ten-Ten Road, Cary officials said.

— A Moore County man standing next to his vehicle off U.S. Highway 1 in Cary early Wednesday was killed when another vehicle hydroplaned and struck him, authorities said.

The crash happened at 5:20 a.m. near Ten-Ten Road, according to Cary police.

Eduardo Rivas, 33, of the first block of Red Coat Drive in Cameron, died at the scene. Rivas' wife and children were in the car at the time of the wreck, but they were uninjured. 

The driver in another car was taken to WakeMed as a precaution, authorities said. 

Investigators said Rivas had stopped after he hydroplaned off the right side of the road. He apparently got out to inspect his vehicle when the second driver also hydroplaned, ran off the road and hit him.

No charges were filed.


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  • Pseudonym Nov 27, 2013

    Quote from mountain_luver: "Do you really need a state law to tell you that you are invisible driving a silver car in the rain without your lights on?"

    THANK YOU!!! I can't stand these more rons driving around in this weather with lights off.

    What's even more obnoxious is these people that turn their parking lights on, thinking that helps. Nope!!

  • buford Nov 27, 2013

    The wife and kids were in the car and witnessed it...how very sad :-(

  • Whookneww Nov 27, 2013

    On a serious note, this is a tragic story and prayers go out to this family.

  • bubbaredneck Nov 27, 2013

    So sad to hear it was a soldier!!!!!! Just read previous post from N&O info. Just terrible. Heart goes out to them.

  • bubbaredneck Nov 27, 2013

    BEEEEE CAREFULLLL and take your time!! Coming to work this morning on 95 people were running over 90 mph!in the rain! All from New Jersey and New York!! Why do they think they need to get up one spot when there is no where to go when they get there!! UGH! This is what happens! Please think about my family if you won't think about yours!

  • MitziGaynor Nov 27, 2013

    Heartbreak for the family.

    It's been tricky driving. All stay safe, being 20 minutes late beats never making it.

  • nascar33 Nov 27, 2013

    "People need to slow down when it rains. Doesn't seem anyone ever learns down here. I drove in on 40 to 440 and people were doing 80mph...unreal"
    Sure wish I could drive where you do, seems like I always get on the road where everyone is driving 20 - 30 mph UNDER the speed limit.

  • hardycitrus Nov 27, 2013

    If you must stop your car put on your FLASHERS and light a FLARE.

    Keep flares handy (like in the pocket on your door). If you stop to assist someone for any reason, light a flare.

    Cops will pull over if they see a flare.

  • lisaclark2 Nov 27, 2013

    Love,prayers and blessing to the family...

  • DJ of Clayton Nov 27, 2013

    More than likely a medical condition, i.e. heart attack, stroke, etc. that precipitated the crash. Very minimal damage would tend to rule out a traumatic injury that lead to the person's death. Sad situation, holidays or not. You never really know when it is your time.