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NCSU grad student charged in fatal Holly Springs crash

Posted December 11, 2013

Andrew Bitton Wilson

— A Cary man was charged Tuesday in connection with a fatal wreck that happened Friday on the N.C. Highway 55 Bypass in Holly Springs.

Andrew Bitton Wilson, 27, of 915 Madison Ave., is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

According to investigators, Wilson was traveling northbound on N.C. 55 at about 7:30 a.m. when he hit a car that was turning onto the highway from Old Adams Road. The woman driving the car died.

Wilson, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, was treated and released from WakeMed. The woman's name has not been released.


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  • Lightfoot3 Dec 16, 2013

    Given that area is pretty straight, I'm assuming he must have been speeding, or texting, or something prior to hitting the lady. The article doesn't say whether she was turning north or south, but I could envision her pulling out in front of people if she was turning south, but concentrating on traffic from the north. Sad for the family. But I'd like more details on this accident.

  • thinkin out loud Dec 12, 2013

    A person could be charged with involuntary manslaughter if their manner of driving (i.e. excessive speed, careless and reckless) was the primary cause of the crash or the death even if the other party played some kind of roll in the crash. There is no doubt that there is much more to this than WRAL has reported. Would love to see the report.

  • crshann Dec 11, 2013

    I am baffled as to why he was charged with anything. Old Adams Road has a stop sign at NC55 and through traffic has the right of way. Since the road is four lanes at that point, did he fail to pull into the left lane when she started pulling out or was he even able to do so? The reporting certainly created more questions than it answered. Where the person was employed or going to school is irrelevant to the article. It implies that it was a young person that was at fault. So what, one person is dead and that tragically is the issue.

  • Maxxx Dec 11, 2013

    WRAL... You do you post articles with only half of the information? Wait until you have the whole story, then post the article.

  • Brian Jenkins Dec 11, 2013

    In other news, a student at Miller-Motte got a speeding ticket.

  • MitziGaynor Dec 11, 2013

    What does being an NCSU grad student have to do with the story? What if he had been a car mechanic or a scientist, would that have been included in the story? Reporting his name, age, and street wasn't enough info?


    Seriously, you're right grammajm, I didn't get the relevence either?

  • MitziGaynor Dec 11, 2013

    Yes, the article is confusing. She lived in the apartment complex as my son's. What they heard/saw was she pulled out, possibly someone stopped to let her out and the driver in the left land didn't see her. Hmmm.

  • simplelogic Dec 11, 2013

    "us folks in holly springs don't call the road the 55 bypass anymore since they put in all those forced uturn stoplights so they could open the minimall..we call it the 55 parking lot now"

    Right - now 3 turns are required where you could simply go straight before. Not to mention a mile out of the way, and a couple of extra minutes of commuting time. Not much each day, but it adds up. If their objective was to reduce traffic on the road, forcing people to stay on it longer doesn't make much sense to me. What a waste - I think pretty much everything in that shopping center is open - at least all the big stores - and I don't see that much of a traffic issue where such drastic measures were needed. They should've left things the way they were.

  • lazyrebel Dec 11, 2013

    Sounds like she turned in front of him, why is he charged? Really bad article.

  • kmengineer08 Dec 11, 2013

    Worthless article... more questions then answers. Why did they charge him... why was it involuntary manslaughter vs. misdemeanor death by vehicle. How fast was he going... What does the NCSU part have to do with anything (obviously those NCSU grads are terrible drivers, kidding). Come on WRAL.