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Weather May Have Been Factor In Raleigh Accident That Killed Two Cousins

Posted May 8, 2006

— Weather may have been a factor in a weekend accident in Raleigh that killed two teenagers.

Raleigh police said the two were traveling southbound on Raleigh Boulevard on Sunday when the BMW they were in hydroplaned, crossed the median and crashed into a Toyota traveling northbound.

Cousins Daniel Eban, 19, and Jon Eban, 14, died at the scene. Family members are devastated.

"I miss them," said Miao Eban, another cousin. "I feel sad for them, too."

Raleigh police don't know if the driver, Daniel Eban, was speeding. They are also investigating whether alcohol was involved.

The driver of the Toyota, William McLean, 55, of Raleigh, was transported to WakeMed with serious non-life-threatening injuries.

Jon Eban was a student at West Millbrook Middle School.

"Right now, it's a time for us to be respective of the loss," said Wake County Public School System spokesman Michael Evans. " And respective of the needs of the families that are involved."

Evans also said he hoped the teenagers' deaths did not go unnoticed.

"I think it's important for administrators, teachers and parents to all come together and support our children, but at the same time, use these tragedies to try to make our children more aware," he said.

Funerals for the two are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at North Ridge Church in Raleigh.

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