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Passenger killed when car slams into guardrail in downtown Raleigh

Posted November 11, 2016

— A 21-year-old man was killed early Friday when the car he was riding in went out of control and slammed into a guardrail in downtown Raleigh, police said.

Dominick Antoine Downing, 24, of Cary, was southbound on South Dawson Street at about 2:30 a.m. when he lost control of his a 2008 Honda sedan as it crossed the intersection of South Dawson and Cabarrus streets, police said. The car slid sideways, striking a curb and then a guardrail, which penetrated the passenger area of the vehicle.

Kaylen Lamaar Downing, 21, of Raleigh, who was in the front passenger seat, was thrown from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dominick Downing received life-threatening injuries and was transported to WakeMed, police said.

Investigators said the car was traveling at about 70 mph when it went out of control. The speed limit on South Dawson Street is 35 mph.

No charges have been filed in the crash, which remains under investigation.

South Dawson Street was closed Friday morning, but officials reopened the road around 8:45 a.m.


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  • Rod Runner Nov 11, 2016
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    Read the email for yourself, straight from Fox News.


  • Rod Runner Nov 11, 2016
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    I take it you didn't actually read the email. You probably got your information second hand from someone else.

    The email never threatens anyone. It also doesn't say anything about Trump supporters.

    In one paragraph, it says the company is one of inclusiveness and that Grubhub will fight for anyone's dignity who wants to make a better life here in the US. In the next paragraph it says that ANYONE who does not agree with this should hand in their resignation now.

    It never says "TRUMP SUPPORTERS" resign now or you'll be beaten.

    If you did actually read the email, then it is YOUR ASSUMPTION that all Trump supporters would take offense to an inclusive, diverse workplace and that is the only group of people he is telling to resign.

    I know for a fact that not all, and probably not most Trump supporters would be offended by a company that wants an inclusive workplace and will fight for the rights of its workers to live peacefully.

  • Steve Smith Nov 11, 2016
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    Jim I understand your question. But all responsible people seeking information, know to go to other sources. It is apparent that a lot of the MSM learned nothing from Tuesday's election.

  • Jim Smith Nov 11, 2016
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    Why no news story on Grubhub CEO threatening employees that voted or supported Trump and telling them to resign? Its everywhere, but WRAL and CNN.

  • Steve Smith Nov 11, 2016
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    That is just plain gruesome, the guard rail is through the entire front seat.

  • Jim Dunn Nov 11, 2016
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    Drunk and speeding? Glad they hit a concrete barrier and not another vehicle or person.