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Raleigh driver suffers medical condition before fatal wreck

Posted April 15, 2011

— A Raleigh man suffered a medical condition Thursday afternoon before his car ran off the road and struck a tree, killing him, police said.

Thomas Perry Jr., 48, was driving a 2006 Dodge sedan west on Martin Luther King Boulevard, when it drifted across the intersection with Rock Quarry Road, according to the wreck report. The car ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree head-on.

Perry was taken to WakeMed, where he died.

Police did not specify what medical condition he suffered from. They said alcohol and drugs were not factors.


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  • jamar32806 Apr 15, 2011

    I saw this car on yesterday and thought someone was trying to get away from the police. A very sad incident.

  • callmegorgeous Apr 15, 2011

    Praying for there family for comfort.

  • LuvMyLife Apr 15, 2011

    RIP Mr. Perry

  • wakeforest914 Apr 15, 2011

    poor guy! RIP sir

  • 4lilboys Apr 15, 2011

    I work/worked with him. He was the nicest guy you could ever meet. I pray for him and his wife....

  • paulawindley Apr 15, 2011

    This is sad... RIP

  • sssh.. whisper Apr 15, 2011

    So sad. Prayers to his family.