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Police: Man wrecked car, committed suicide

Posted March 17, 2010

— A man who wrecked his car Tuesday afternoon off Interstate 540 near Knightdale committed suicide, police said Wednesday.

The car went down an embankment into some woods near where I-540 ends at U.S. Highway 264. The car crashed through a barrier, went airborne and landed in some trees.

After the wreck, the driver of the car hanged himself in the woods, police said.

The driver was a 26-year-old man from Raleigh. His name was withheld Wednesday, pending notification of relatives.

The incident remains under investigation.


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  • Eastern N.C. Native Mar 17, 2010

    This is sad, nothing is so bad that you've gotta end life at your own hands. My condolences go out to the family. May the guy RIP.

  • justafella Mar 17, 2010

    Condolences to his family and friends.

  • rescuefan Mar 17, 2010

    How sad that he was so anguished in life that he decided to die. I feel for him and his family.

  • Deb1003 Mar 17, 2010

    My condolences to his family and friends. How sad when a young person finds the only answer to life is to end it.

  • pinkletoes Mar 17, 2010

    This is very sad. My thoughts will be with his family as they deal with what must be a horrific loss.

  • kbo80 Mar 17, 2010

    It seems like this guy really thought this over and was very successful. Poor thing!

  • beachluvr Mar 17, 2010

    Wow, I'm surprised he could get out of that wrecked car to do that. Perhaps it didn't go as planned (him dying in the wreck)? An awful story....

  • sssh.. whisper Mar 17, 2010

    Wow.. didn't see that one coming.. but I guess he was one determined young man. Prayers to the family.

  • anderson Mar 17, 2010

    If at first you don't succeed......

  • 007KnightRider Mar 17, 2010

    WOW!!! So sad this man decided to end his life, still so young. I'm glad innocent people weren't in his path.