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Raleigh man charged in Glenwood Ave. moped death

Posted November 29, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014

A moped driver died Saturday night in a crash in Raleigh.

— Raleigh police charged a driver with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana for his role in the death of a moped rider Saturday night on Glenwood Avenue.

Police said Chun Evans, 30, of 1408 Crest Road in Raleigh, failed to slow down and struck a scooter driven by Atilio Vasquez-Vasquez, 22, in the 5400 block of Glenwood just before 11 p.m.

Vasquez died overnight.

Police said two women were in the vehicle with Evans at the time of the crash. Neither they nor he was injured.


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  • scvmcdoc Dec 1, 2014

    Thank you

  • scvmcdoc Dec 1, 2014

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    My point exactly but some on here just have to turn everything into a personal attack.

  • KittenClaws Dec 1, 2014

    I also believe that mopeds are dangerous to other drivers. I have had two instances where I have rounded a curve and came up on a moped doing 25 or so in a 55 zone. I've also seen some where their lights are so dim at night, you couldn't see them until you were close to them. Not blaming the "victim". Just stating these type of vehicles are dangerous to other drivers on the road.

  • jackaroe123 Dec 1, 2014

    Perhaps the late Mr. Vasquez was about to make a left-hand turn. Or perhaps the accident resulted in both vehicles ending up in the left lane.

    Regardless, it's pretty indefensible to blame the moped and treat his death like a mere inconvenience to you. We now know the driver was charged in connection w/ it. No sign that the deceased was doing anything wrong at all.

  • heelhawk Dec 1, 2014

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    Classy, a person dies and you choose to place the blame on the victim.

  • Alexia Proper Dec 1, 2014
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    I passed a person on a moped going down US 1 south of 40 where the speed limit is 65. Talk about dangerous. I feel lucky I saw the guy. Had a big truck been in front of me and moved left quickly, I'm not sure brakes would reduce my speed so fast.

    And people ask for showing remorse. I'd have no remorse. I would have been angry somebody is out there cause risk to my life. I am, actually. It's just not safe to drive so slow in a 65 zone.

    Aren't mopeds supposed to stay off limited access roads?

    And this moped appears to be cruising in the left lane! Not smart at all. This driver might be in possession of drugs, but I note he wasn't charges y with DUI, so it might just be sure only to an unexpected, small, slow-moving moped in the road.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Dec 1, 2014

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    Because you can't see remorse in a picture

  • scvmcdoc Dec 1, 2014

    These moped/scooter riders need to use some common sense. The picture shows that the accident occurred in the left hand lane. These people need to stay to the right, would any of you ride a bicycle down the left of Glenwood Ave. at 10 o'clock at night?

  • notexactly Dec 1, 2014

    Shows no remorse what so ever! WOW. Wonder why?