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Raleigh Man Killed In Car Crash That Sends 5 To Hospital

Posted December 15, 2002

— Investigators say that drugs and alcohol may have contributed to a Saturday-morning car accident in Raleigh that sent five people to the hospital and resulted in one man's death.

According to police, 23-year-old Serrato Calderon, who later died from his injuries, drove his 1991 Honda through a traffic light at the intersection of New Hope Church Road and Atlantic Avenue and collided with a 1993 Lincoln Town Car carrying a 68-year-old man and two children.

Calderon died at Wake Medical Center Saturday afternoon. His 21-year-old brother, Orlando, a passenger in the Honda, was listed in good condition at Wake Medical Center.

William Kearney, 68, and the two children who were passengers in his Lincoln, a 12-year-old and a 9-year-old, also were hospitalized with injuries.

The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Kearney was waiting to turn left from Atlantic onto westbound New Hope Church Road when his car was struck by the Calderons'.

Serrato Calderon was faulted for running the light.

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