Raleigh police: Speed, alcohol suspected in teen's fatal crash
Posted June 29
Updated June 30
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police say they suspect a teenager was speeding and under the influence of alcohol when he crashed a 2008 BMW late Saturday.
Johnathon Gregory Taylor, 18, of Raleigh, died at the scene. The crash happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Hunting Ridge Road near Tanbark Drive.
Police say Taylor was alone in the car when he went around a curve, ran off the road to the left, struck a storm water drain and then a tree.
Taylor was a 2014 graduate of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, where a private gathering for family and classmates was planned for Monday evening.