Two killed when car runs off road, hits tree in Raleigh
Posted November 29, 2013
Updated November 30, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Two 23-year-old men from Raleigh were killed Friday evening when the car they were in ran off of Lynn Road, struck three trees, split apart and caught fire, Raleigh police said.
According to investigators, Logan Sloan Aronson was driving his 2003 Acura about 90 mph when he lost control while driving westbound on Lynn Road near Lead Mine Road at 7 p.m.
The car left the road and hit three trees, killing Aronson and his passenger, Edward Blake Tolley. Part of the vehicle caught fire following the wreck, investigators said, and the vehicle traveled more than 200 feet before coming to a stop.
Michelle Lawrie, who lives across the street from where the wreck happened, said she saw the aftermath.
"A car, half a car, we saw two pieces of a car and an explosion," said witness Michelle Lawrie. "It is something I don't want to remember."
In a wreck report released Saturday, investigators said they believe alcohol and speed were the contributing factors in the crash. An investigation into the wreck is ongoing.