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Two dead in head-on collision on I-440

Posted October 27, 2013

A car accident closed I-440 east at Six Forks Road Sunday morning.

— Two people died in a near head-on collision Sunday morning on Interstate 440 in Raleigh, police said.

According to investigators, David Viva Xicotencatl, 25, was traveling west in the eastbound lane of I-440 near Six Forks Road shortly before 4 a.m. when the 2001 Chevrolet sedan he was driving hit a 1997 Mazda sedan driven by Elizabeth Camille Bullock, 20.

Bullock was pronounced dead at the scene, and Xicotencatl was taken to WakeMed, where he died.

Further details weren't immediately available, and a wreck report wasn't expected to be complete until later this week, a police spokesman said.

The wreck closed eastbound I-440, as well as parts of Six Forks Road, for several hours before they reopened around 8 a.m.


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  • anowlin Nov 1, 2013

    I can not believe some of the comments on here!! Do you not realize the families are reading this?! Who cares what time it was?!! or where she worked?! Both drivers lost their lives!! A parent lost a child, a sibling lost a sister (or brother), many have lost a great Friend!! This is a tragedy & my thoughts are with the families as they face this difficult time!

  • hazeyc Oct 30, 2013

    An old friend of mine posted that the girl is her niece and the guy was drunk driving.

  • CherryDarling Oct 28, 2013

    Is it me or does it seem like every few months there is a story about someone driving on the wrong side of 440???

  • Obamacare is here Oct 28, 2013

    The girl worked at Snoopy's hot dogs. Are they open that late?

  • misschris234 Oct 28, 2013

    When has there ever been a time that things were 5 day, 9 to 5? People don't only need medical care during those hours, police? Fires don't only happen during those hours. Most plants operate 24x7... 4am is actually a busier time on the roads than many might think. This 24x7 world we live in is a requirement. Life does not begin at 9am and end at 5pm. It never has been a 9 to 5 world, some people just fail to realize that there is a working world out there beyond THEIR 9 to 5 job. Just think of all you would not be able to do because everything else closed up at 5pm when YOU got off work.

    Now, driving the wrong way at 4am... and someone trying to say that would be easy to do? That's just crazy. If you find yourself going down the road the wrong way, you shouldn't have a drivers license ;)

  • oleguy Oct 28, 2013

    But the world was a much better place,, in a 5 day 9 to 5,,, This 24 X 7 world we live in now is very stress full,,, No one plans anything,, Its just opps I need penut butter, 2:30 AM Sunday morning,,, Its not rocket science,, I saw groups of people at the Fair, walking together, With their I phones just punching away, Not looking where they were walking, Not Talking face to face with the people in their group, Not aware of their surroundings,, and O yeh theres an APP for that.

  • btneast Oct 28, 2013

    Nothing good ever comes from people out driving at 4am.

    Maybe a better way to word it is:

    "Not much good comes from people driving at 4am"

  • simplelogic Oct 28, 2013

    "Nothing good ever comes from people out driving at 4am."

    Some people go to work that early. Some people get off work that late. Not everyone works 9-5.

  • goldenosprey Oct 28, 2013

    "Nothing good ever comes from people out driving at 4am." mojaintsmall

    The first job I ever took had me out and about at 4AM.

  • mojaintsmall Oct 28, 2013

    Nothing good ever comes from people out driving at 4am. mojaintsmall