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Wake man charged in fatal Garner wreck

Posted October 23, 2015

Javier Orlando Alvarez-Lopez

— Police on Friday arrested a Wake County man in connection with a fatal crash in Garner last month.

Javier Orlando Alvarez-Lopez, 22, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and failure to comply with license restrictions. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $100,000 bond.

Alvarez-Lopez was driving a BMW sedan on Sept. 9 when it collided with a Cadillac SUV at the intersection of White Oak Road and Timber Drive, police said.

The driver of the SUV, Brenda Culbreth, 69, died at WakeMed Raleigh from injuries she suffered in the crash. Lopez and his two passengers suffered serious injuries.

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  • Jim Hinnant Oct 23, 2015
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    Another N.C. native.