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Head-on Crash in Raleigh Kills 2

Posted April 2, 2008

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— Two people are dead after a Tuesday night accident on Buffaloe Road at Westminster Drive in Raleigh.

Ruben Dario Medina, 34, and 10-year-old Jefferson Medina were killed after a sports utility vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Honda Accord head-on, state troopers said.

It happened at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Ruben Medina was driving the Honda. Jefferson Medina and two other people, including another child, were riding in the vehicle. The other passengers were taken to WakeMed with serious injuries.

The driver of the SUV was also hospitalized.

Troopers withheld the names and conditions of the other victims, including the driver who crossed the line.

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  • PC is for Losers Apr 2, 2008

    Death penalty for DUI. It's the only way.

  • FE Apr 2, 2008

    Can't SOMEBODY do SOMETHING about getting these drunks off our highways???

  • dianadarling Apr 2, 2008

    N&O reports driver was drunk female with a prior dui charge pending from 2007
    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1021973.html

    http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.Criminal.do?county=999&court=BTH&defendant=meyers%2Cchr&start=0&navindex=0&submit=Submit+Query

  • Meandmytwo Apr 2, 2008

    Praying for the familes.

  • Beach4Me Apr 2, 2008

    I don't recall seeing who the driver of the SUV was. Why don't they put their name out like they did those that were killed?

  • Sunkist Apr 2, 2008

    Very sad my 17yr old daughter just called me crying b/c that was her manager husband and son that was killed in that wreck. The wife is a very nice lady, lord give her strength. And the wreck was right near our house last night

  • colliedave Apr 2, 2008

    Very tragic...Hope we don't find out alcohol was involved

    Odds are we will. Doesn't matter anyway, two people are dead as a result of carelessness

  • HISBIGGESTFAN Apr 2, 2008

    GOD BLESS THESE FAMILIES AND THE INDIVIDUALS. IT SADDENS ME TO SEE SOMEONE SO YOUNG KILLED.

  • feyerdncr Apr 2, 2008

    Very tragic...Hope we don't find out alcohol was involved.