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One dead, one hurt in Raleigh crash

Posted July 21, 2014

A driver died and a passenger was hurt when their car left the roadway and crashed into trees off North New Hope Road in Raleigh on July 21, 2014.

— One man died and another was hurt in a single-vehicle crash early Monday on North New Hope Road in Raleigh.

Raleigh police said the crash happened about 2 a.m. The driver, identified as Denis Ricardo Mineros-Campos, 21, ran his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado off the right side of the road near Woodlawn Drive, sideswiped a guardrail, over-corrected, left the road again and struck a tree.

Mineros-Campos died at the scene. His front-seat passenger, Carlos Alberto Zelada-Rivera, 19, was taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.

North New Hope Road was closed in both directions, from Buffaloe Road to James Street, for nearly four hours.

The crash remains under investigation.


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  • Catherine Edwards Jul 22, 2014
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    My friends are the 1st house on Woodlawn and parts of the truck hit their house. I've been there when accidents have occurred, practically in their back yard. Something is definitely wrong with this stretch of road to keep having these terrible accidents.

  • snowl Jul 21, 2014

    Just ask the home owner on the corner of New Hope and Fawn Glen Drive about how many times their front yard, the Brookstone community brick wall, and their house has been hit by speeding, out of control vehicles since the year 2002....(the answer is too many times).

  • trianglerelic Jul 21, 2014

    I filed a report with the City about a year ago, that people often Race on New Hope Road starting at the light on Buffalo Rd and ending at Louisburg. They claimed that they saw no evidence of it. I live right beside New Hope and hear cars and particularly motorcycles racing. I'm aware of at least 7 deaths on this stretch of road. Just Saturday there was a 3 vehicle wreck at Buffalo and New Hope with an SUV overturned.
    Sadly, they are trying to make the open fields at this intersection into commercial properties, which will only add to the already congested intersection. Serious consideration should be made to blocking North bound traffic from attempting to make left hand turns onto James st (across heavy traffic) and also ban U-turns into coming traffic. It's simply dangerous...
    I hope this latest fatality helps bring attention to the dangers of this intersection and stretch of roadway. Until then, grab a seat and watch them race for free any given Saturday...