Woman, 20, charged in fatal DWI wreck in Raleigh
Posted December 18, 2011
Updated December 19, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A woman, who was a day away from turning 21, faces impaired-driving charges after a wreck that killed a man in north Raleigh early Sunday.
Police said that Elizabeth Lorene Stevens, 20, was driving a 2004 Jeep SUV south on Lead Mine Road when she collided with a 2008 Hyundai sedan traveling east on Lynn Road around 1 a.m. The vehicles crashed at the intersection of the roads.
The driver of the Hyundai, 32-year-old Dewahn Ahmad Tyler, was taken to WakeMed, where he died of his injuries, police said.
Stevens was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at WakeMed, then taken to the Wake County jail. Records show that she consented to a blood alcohol test and told authorities she had one mixed drink.
She was charged with driving while impaired and underage driving while impaired.
Her stepfather said the family feels terrible about what happened and that Stevens herself is devastated.
Police said they want to talk to any witnesses to the wreck. Anyone who might have seen the crash is asked to call wreck investigators at 919-834-4357.