Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man died early Tuesday when he lost control and crashed his car on Falls of Neuse Road.
According to the police report of the wreck, an officer spotted Samuel Joseph Johnson, 23, headed north and speeding on Falls of Neuse near Falls Dam Road at about 2 a.m. When the officer turned to stop him, Johnson accelerated away, reaching 102 mph before he swerved off the road, over-corrected and slammed into a light pole.
He was declared dead at the scene.
Johnson, of 8524 Falkirk Ridge Court, was a graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.
Police said he was alone in the car. They suspected he might have had alcohol or drugs in his system and were waiting on test results late Tuesday.